Joseph Neipp, 72, a former Bishop at the Church in San Jose, is accused of sexually abusing two sisters, known as Jane Doe and Jane Doe 2. The lawsuit claims that the Church in San Jose knew about the former Bishops abuse and could have prevented it from happening.
Neipp was once the bishop of San Jose’s Branham Ward in South San Jose where one of the sisters allegedly met him when they enrolled in a church-sponsored program.
According to the lawsuit, Jane Doe was sexually abused by Neipp between 2009 to 2016 and her sister, Jane Doe 2 was abused from 2012-2016.
Neipp is currently under criminal charges for child sex abuse in the Santa Clara County Superior Court.