Fr. David G. Smith
Status: Guilty plea
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD
Treated at St. Luke Institute for treatment in the 1990s. In 7/2002 Smith was charged with perverted practice after a man claimed in 3/2002 that Smith abused him beginning at age 15 at a parish rectory, 1973-1976. In 10/2002 Smith pleaded guilty to engaging in sex acts with the boy. Received probation. Settlement of $41,300. Smith had taken an unrelated leave of absence in 2000 and had no faculties to perform ministry. His name was included in 9/2002 on the Baltimore archdiocese’s list of accused. In 5/2017 Smith disclosed to mental health professionals that he had been abused as a young boy by multiple proctors as a student at a Passionist minor seminary in NY. Included in the 4/5/2023 MD Attorney General’s Report.
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