Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Judge Denies New Trial for St. Louis Priest's Accuser; Orders Her to Pay $48,000 in Legal Expenses

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Judge Denies New Trial for St. Louis Priest's Accuser; Orders Her to Pay $48,000 in Legal Expenses

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TROY, Mo. * A judge has denied a woman's request for a new civil trial seeking damages against a Roman Catholic priest after a Lincoln County jury in April found insufficient evidence that he fondled her at her home.

St. Louis Circuit Judge Steven Ohmer on Monday also ordered the woman to pay legal expenses of the St. Louis Archdiocese and the Rev. Xiu Hui "Joseph" Jiang totaling $48,516.84. Ohmer's order requires she pay $19,316.51 to the archdiocese and $29,200.33 to Jiang.

The woman sought a new trial last month after a jury found in favor of Jiang following a two-week trial. She had accused him of molesting her as a 16-year-old in June 2012 while her relatives were in the same room. The jury also rejected her claims that the St. Louis Archdiocese failed to protect her and should have known Jiang was dangerous to children. …

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