Newfoundland priest faces 24 new sexual abuse charges

CBC News

A Roman Catholic priest who worked in Newfoundland and Labrador for many years is facing 24 new sexual abuse charges, bringing the total number of charges against him to 62.

George Ansel Smith was in court Thursday afternoon in Corner Brook.

Smith, who worked in parishes from Newfoundland’s southwest coast to the tip of the Northern Peninsula, was charged in December after a lengthy investigation by the RCMP.

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