Rev. Xiuhui "Joseph" Jiang Charged with Fondling Child

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Reverend Xiuhui Joseph.
Reverend Xiuhui "Joseph" Jiang, 29, has been charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child for allegedly fondling a girl younger than 17. Jiang is the associate pastor at the Cathedral Basilica, but none of the inappropriate sexual contact occurred on church property. 

According to the girl, she was fondled on four separate occasions, each incident taking place in Old Monroe in Lincoln County. Jiang has been placed on administrative leave since the charges were leveled, according to the official statement made by Monsignor Richard E. Hanneke, Vicar for Priests. Msgr. Hanneke further notes that the Archdiocese is fully cooperating with the police in their investigation. Bail for Rev. Jiang was set at $25,000.



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Guest
Guest

It is unfortunate people comment before a verdict has been made. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? It is a shame the people in our country judge so quickly. What the world needs is more prayer, less judgement, and time for the truth to come out. I am praying for everyone involved.

Judy Jones
Judy Jones

If anyone else has been harmed by Xiuhui "Joseph" Jiang, please contact the police

UnchainedMelodies
UnchainedMelodies

And that $25,000 cash-only bail was posted within a two days (or less)...pocket-change for sexually predatory priests these days. Hmmm. Sure smells fishy to me. Sad.

Judy Block-Jones
Judy Block-Jones

Quoted: "None of the conduct is alleged to have occurred on any archdiocesan property, the statement said". SO WHAT..!! Why was it necessary for the diocese to even mention this?  They do anything to dismiss crimes against kids . This brave girl is to be commended for speaking up and getting this priest away from kids. The Bishops' child protection policy does NOT work. It appears the St Louis Archdiocese needs to be investigated by law enforcement also. This abuse has got to stop, kids do not deserve this horrific treatment. Let's hope that every person who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes and misdeeds by Xiuhui "Joseph" Jiang, will find the courage and strength to speak up, call police, expose wrongdoing, protect kids and start healing. Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511  

KITTY
KITTY

OMG, knock me over with a feather! A Catholic priest molesting a teenage girl is as rare as a snow white turd. This is only the third catholic priest in history who is straight. The other two are in the New Testament, Book of Matthew.

Judy Block-Jones
Judy Block-Jones

Quoted: "None of the conduct is alleged to have occurred on any archdiocesan property, the statement said". SO WHAT..!! Why was it necessary for the diocese to even mention this?  They do anything to dismiss crimes against kids . This brave girl is to be commended for speaking up and getting this priest away from kids. The Bishops' child protection policy does NOT work. It appears the St Louis Archdiocese needs to be investigated by law enforcement also. This abuse has got to stop, kids do not deserve this horrific treatment. Let's hope that every person who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes and misdeeds by Xiuhui "Joseph" Jiang, will find the courage and strength to speak up, call police (not the church officials). And therefore expose wrongdoing, protect kids and start healing. Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail.com, (SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests,)  

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