Family sues Archdiocese for failure to remove accused priest

TROY, Mo. (AP) _ A trial is set to get underway near St. Louis over allegations by a young woman and her family that St. Louis' archbishop mishandled the case of a priest once charged with molesting her as a teenager.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that jury selection was scheduled for Monday in Lincoln County. The 2013 lawsuit alleges Archbishop Robert Carlson knew the Rev. Xiu Hui ``Joseph'' Jiang was a danger to children before Jiang was charged with sexual misconduct involving the young woman in 2012, when she was 16.

Jiang was added as a defendant in the lawsuit in 2015.

Jiang had been charged with child endangerment and witness tampering for allegedly leaving a $20,000 check and an apology on a family's car. But those charges later were dismissed.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch