Fr. B. Neil Smith

Ordained: 1948
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Marquette MI

Named publicly as accused in the MI A.G.’s 10/22 report. In 2004 a man told Bishop Garland that Smith sexually abused him multiple times at age 14 or 15 in 1951 or 1952. Smith admitted to his behavior. The Vatican determined that there would be no penal action due to Smith’s age, infirmity and retirement status. He died in 2007. In 2018 the diocese received a report that Smith put his hand on a 14 or 15-year-old’s crotch during a car ride in 1954-55.

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