Fr. Robert H. Smith

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Ordained: 1956
Status: Indicted

Died: 03/19/1999
Diocese: Diocese of Lincoln NE

Named publicly by the NE A.G. in its report released in 11/21. At least two known victims. One was a boy, age 12-13, abused in the mid-1960s in Alma. The other was a 14-year-old boy against whom Smith made sexual advances in the 1970s, as reported to the diocese in 1991. Smith’s personnel file shows other allegations, discounted by the diocese. One was by a man who reported to Bishop Bruskewitz in 1995 and to another priest in 1999 that Smith molested his son in the 1980s. Smith retired to Mexico in 1995 and died in 1999.

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