Ever wonder about some of the characters who file questionable abuse accusations against Catholic priests? Well, look no further than the case of Rev. Xiu Hui "Joseph" Jiang, a falsely accused priest in St. Louis who has bravely filed a defamation lawsuit against his accuser as well as SNAP and the St. Louis police department.
Fr. Jiang and his lawyers have been trying to serve court papers on his accuser. But, lo and behold, his accuser – identified only by his initials in pleadings and represented by SNAP contributor/lawyer Ken Chackes – has never been found at the address listed for him publicly, his residence appears vacated, and by all appearances he has been actively evading service.
And as a recent court filing now reveals, Fr. Jiang and his legal team have found that they are not the only ones trying to locate the guy. It turns out that Fr. Jiang's accuser already has 2 liens and 16 judgments entered against him, and still other process servers are trying to serve him with even more legal papers.
In the brief, Fr. Jiang's lawyers note:
- "First, [the accuser]'s address listed on the summons and derived from official records has the neglected and dilapidated appearance of a domicile that is not in regular usage";
- "A person acquainted with [the accuser] indicated that other process servers have been making attempts to locate and serve him in other cases";
- "A records search indicates that [the accuser] currently has 2 liens and 16 judgments filed against him, establishing a strong motive to seek to evade service of process"; and
- "Numerous attempts to locate [the accuser] using vehicle information, as well as that street address, met with no success."
In response to Fr. Jiang's filing, a judge granted his request to chase the shifty accuser some more.
SNAP's continuing defamation of Fr. Jiang
Despite the fact that law enforcement has now cleared Fr. Jiang twice on ridiculous abuse charges, the gang at the lawyer-funded hate group SNAP has still branded the innocent cleric as a "cunning predator" on its web site as if he were a convicted serial child molester. Shame on SNAP – were it even possible.
We applaud Fr. Jiang for continuing his brave fight to expose the shifty individuals behind bogus abuse accusations against Catholic priests in order to extort money from the Church.
May this be the beginning of a new and happy trend in 2016!