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St. Louis Archbishop Carlson to testify in priest sexual abuse case

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – For the first time ever, the head of the St. Louis Archdiocese is set to testify under oath.

St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson will answer questions in a deposition on Thursday.  It’s related to a criminal case involving a priest.

Father Joseph Jiang is charged with four counts of sexual abuse against a girl in Lincoln County.  He’s also charged with witness tampering.

Father Jiang allegedly offered $20,000 in what prosecutors call “hush money’ to the victim’s family.