Fr. David G. Smith
Diocese: Archdiocese of Baltimore MD
In 7/02 Smith was charged with perverted practice after a man claimed that Smith abused him at age 16 at a parish rectory, 1973-76. In 10/02 Smith pleaded guilty to engaging in sex acts with the the boy. Smith had taken an unrelated leave of absence in 2000 and had no faculties to perform ministry.
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