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

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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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