Fr. John Harley Schmitt

Ordained: 1940
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Denver CO

Monsignor. Named publicly as accused in the CO A.G.’s report 10/22/19. In 2010 a woman told the archdiocese that Schmitt sexually abused her when she was ages 8-9 during 1963-64 and a student at All Saints in Denver, where Schmitt was assigned. The archdiocese’s Conduct Response Team deemed the allegation not credible. The A.G. report noted the Team’s” flawed” process and asserted that it reached the wrong decision. In 1993 a man told the archdiocese that Schmitt molested him in 1963 while assigned to All Saints, when the man was age 13. Schmitt denied the allegation. He died in 2003.

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