St. Louis priest files federal lawsuit after being cleared of child sex abuse charges
ST. LOUIS — A Roman Catholic priest whose charges of sexual abuse of a boy were dropped this month has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he was unfairly targeted by police, the city and advocates for sexual abuse victims.continue at RNS
The Rev. Xiu Hui “Joseph” Jiang claims in the suit filed Thursday in St. Louis that false abuse accusations were the result of religious and ethnic discrimination. The suite says he was denied due process under the constitution and defamed by a group that seeks justice for victims of abuse by priests.
The lawsuit names the accuser’s parents — by initials only — along with St. Louis police Officers Tonya Porter and Jaimie Pitterle, the city of St. Louis, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests and that group’s leaders, David Clohessy and Barbara Dorris.