Fr. Edward J. Smith

Order: OPraem
Ordained: 1973
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

In 2002, a man reported abuse by Smith at a Philadelphia high school in the early 1980s. He said he also saw Smith sexually abuse two other boys in the presence of another priest. Four more complaints from students were filed against Smith. Also allegedly abused in DE. Named in a 2005 civil DE suit. Much of suit dismissed by court in 11/06. Default granted against priest 1/07. A $41M jury verdict awarded 3/30/07. Settled with diocese in 1/08. Settled 9/08 with the Norbertines and school. On the St. Norbert Abbey in WI list 7/19/19. It notes multiple allegations, and that Smith was restricted from ministry.

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