St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson is scheduled to give a deposition Thursday in the sex abuse case involving Father Joseph Jiang.
Father Jiang has been charged with child endangerment for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 16 year old Lincoln County girl. He also faces witness tampering charges. Father Jiang has pleaded not guilty.
A spokesperson for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests says this is the first time a high ranking Catholic official in St. Louis will give a deposition in a criminal child sex abuse case.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A western Missouri judge has scheduled a hearing next week to determine if Gov. Jay Nixon can be deposed for a Chillicothe man's third murder trial.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Platte County Circuit Judge Owens Lee Hull Jr. set the hearing for Thursday.
Attorneys for Mark Woodworth are seeking to depose Nixon, who was attorney general when then-special state prosecutor Kenny Hulshof was appointed to the case.
Woodworth's 1995 conviction for the shooting death of neighbor Cathy Robertson was overturned on appeal. Woodworth was convicted again four years later and sentenced to life in prison. The Missouri Supreme Court overturned that conviction in January.
Woodworth now is facing a third trial.
The judge denied requests from Woodworth's attorneys to dismiss the case and to impose sanctions against prosecutors.