Fr. Robert Gordon Smith

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Ordained: 1945
Status: Accused

Died: 06/24/1980
Diocese: Diocese of Gaylord MI

Ordained for the Diocese of Gaylord. Became a Saginaw diocese priest when it was created in 1971. First named publicly as accused by the Gaylord diocese on its list 11/10/2018. Died 6/24/1980. Name included on the Saginaw diocese’s list 4/10/2019, which notes that Smith was previously removed from publicly ministry. Accused in 1957 of molesting a boy, age 13. Allegation in 2004 that Smith sexually abused a boy, beginning when the boy was age 10 in 1965 or 1966. The abuse allegedly included anal sex and forced sex with other boys. Another man reported in 2004 that Smith abused him 1970-1972, at age 14.

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