Fr. Alphonsus M. Smith

Ordained: 1956
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Washington DC and MD

In 1995 Smith admitted ‘affair’ with a youth 1988-93. A civil suit filed in 1995 was dismissed on statute of limitations. Sentenced in 1995 to 16 years for abuse of five. Judge reduced sentence to five years supervised probation in 1996. Sent to live at St. John Vianney treatment center in St. Louis. Died in 2005. At least one claim included in $1.3M settlement with archdiocese 12/06. On archdiocese’s list 10/15/18.


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