SNAP Ordered to Pay Legal Fees for Catholic Priest in Sexual Abuse Case

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) is ordered to help pay the legal fees of a Catholic priest who accuses SNAP of conspiring to ruin his reputation.

SNAP refused to turn over some documents in the civil suit filed by Father Joseph Jiang who was once charged criminally with sexual misconduct involving a child, but the charges were dropped. They say it would compromise the privacy of alleged victims.

“Legally, this is certainly the most potentially harmful ruling we have ever faced,” David Clohessy of SNAP says. “We’ve already turned over more information in this case, than we ever have had to before.”

Jiang’s attorneys want the records to show the alleged conspiracy against Jiang.

There is no further information on the possible dollar amount of the legal bill SNAP may be forced to pay.

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  1. snapjudy says:

    It’s time for Archbishop Carlson to stop Jiang’s malicious tactics to intimidate the victims who accuse him of sexual abuse.
    Let’s hope that anyone who may have knowledge or may have been harmed by Fr Jiang, will find the courage to come forward and contact law enforcement no matter how long ago it happened.
    Silence is not an option. It only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others.

    Judy Jones, 636-433-2511. SNAPjudy@gmail.com, SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests)

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