LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KTVI)– For the first time, the head of the Archdiocese of St. Louis is set to speak under oath in a criminal case against a priest.
Archbishop Robert Carlson is supposed to give a deposition in the criminal case against Father Joseph Jiang.
Jiang is charged with four counts of sexual abuse against a girl in Lincoln County. He’s also charged with witness tampering because Father Jiang allegedly offered $20,000, in what prosecutors call hush money to the victim’s family.
SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, says prosecutors may want to ask the archbishop where that $20,000 came from.
The archdiocese refuses to comment. They also refuse to say where the priest charged with sexual abuse and witness tampering is right now.