- Associated Press - Thursday, April 6, 2017

TROY, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri jury has sided with a Roman Catholic priest and the Archdiocese of St. Louis in a lawsuit over alleged molestation.

The Lincoln County jury ruled Thursday in favor of the Rev. Xiu Hui “Joseph” Jiang and rejected claims that the archdiocese should have known the priest was a danger to children and failed to protect the alleged victim.

The lawsuit alleged that the girl was a teenager when she was fondled five years ago at her home in Old Monroe, Missouri, 40 miles northwest of St. Louis.

Jiang was criminally charged in 2012, but those charges were eventually dismissed.

The archdiocese says in a statement that both it and Jiang have “steadfastly” denied the allegations, and he will enter a process for the return to active ministry.


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