St. Louis priest charged in case involving misconduct with minor, placed on administrative leave

Fr. Joseph Jiang
Father Joseph Jiang, associate pastor of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis Parish, was charged June 28 in Lincoln County with a felony count of endangering the welfare of a child, a first-degree offense involving sexual conduct. The Archdiocese of St. Louis had placed Father Jiang on administrative leave following a report involving alleged inappropriate contact with a high school aged minor. The Archdiocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection notified Missouri Division of Family Services immediately upon learning of the allegations.

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