October 3, 2016

CASE AGAINST ARCHDIOCESE, ARCHBISHOP CARLSON AND FATHER JOSEPH JIANG ALLOWED TO PROCEED TO TRIAL DESPITE ARCHDIOCESE ATTEMPTS TO HAVE CASE THROWN OUT

In the case of Jane Doe 119 v. The Archdiocese of St. Louis, Archbishop Robert Carlson, and Father Joseph Jiang,  The Honorable Judge Steven Ohmer has determined that the case will be allowed to proceed to trial despite the Defendants’ attempts to avoid it.  The Archdiocese and the Archbishop  attempted to have the case rejected on summary judgment issues but failed.  The Judge determined that the law requires that Plaintiff receive her day in Court.

In this case, Jane Doe 119 was sexually molested by Father Joseph Jiang in 2012. As plaintiff’s attorneys argued in the court hearing in opposition to Defendants’ motion to have the case thrown out, at the time of the abuse, the Archdiocese and Archbishop had been warned that Fr. Jiang was dangerous, abusive, and had been living a double life. The Archdiocese and the Archbishop were further aware that Fr. Jiang had made a prior attempt to be alone with Plaintiff and her minor siblings.

According to one of Jane Doe’s attorneys, Nicole Gorovsky:  “The Archdiocese and Archbishop Carlson knew that Fr. Jiang was dangerous, yet they failed to stop him or warn parishioners of this dangerous man in their midst.  Plaintiff is happy that that she will get her day in Court.” Trial is scheduled for late March 2017 in Lincoln County, Missouri.

Previous reports about this and related cases include:

http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/faith-and-values/judge-rules-sexual-abuse-lawsuit-involving-st-louis-priest-will/article_cfbcb1cf-3de9-5495-a6a8-a8102fea0ecd.html

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/criminal-charges-dropped-against-st-louis-priest/article_457a2e67-b367-5432-9bf2-dd9295ed7f03.html

For more information contact attorneys or Ken Chackes (314-880-4465).

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