St. Louis Archbishop Subpoenaed In Criminal Case Against Priest

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LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KTVI)-- For the first time, the head of the Archdiocese of St. Louis is set to speak under oath in a criminal case against a priest.

Archbishop Robert Carlson is supposed to give a deposition in the criminal case against Father Joseph Jiang.

Jiang is charged with four counts of sexual abuse against a girl in Lincoln County. He's also charged with witness tampering because Father Jiang allegedly offered $20,000, in what prosecutors call hush money to the victim's family.

SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, says prosecutors may want to ask the archbishop where that $20,000 came from.

The archdiocese refuses to comment. They also refuse to say where the priest charged with sexual abuse and witness tampering is right now.