Fr. Robert J. Smith

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Ordained: 1971
Status: Sued

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Died in 1987. At least six civil suits filed in 1993-94 against Smith’s estate. Smith apparently abused a fellow high school seminarian in 1946. Expelled in1959 from Christ the King Seminary in the Buffalo NY area for molesting three children. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe accepted Smith in 1970. After ordination, Smith molested children at various parishes in NM in the 1970s and 1980s. Sent for treatment on at least three occasions. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused 9/12/17.

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