Fr. Edward P. Smith

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Order: CSSp
Status: Settled

Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh PA

A woman sued diocese and both current and former bishops in 2004 alleging that she was abused at age 16 by Smith when she went to him for counseling at Sacred Heart in Emsworth. Smith died in 1956 or 1957. Claims included in Diocese’s 9/07 $1.25M settlement with 32 plaintiffs alleging abuse by 17 priests. Included in 8/14/18 PA Grand Jury Report.

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