Fr. Thomas J. Smith

Ordained: 1973
Status: Accused

Diocese: Archdiocese of Philadelphia PA

Accused in 2002 and 2005 of abuse of at least three 12- and 13-year-old boys in the 1970s-1980s. First investigation found allegations to be not credible. Later, more allegations were all found to be credible. Laicized 3/29/07, announced 4/07. One man testified in Msgr. Lynn trial 4/12 that Smith took him and another boy on trip in RV, that that they spent the night in a hotel and Smith played strip poker with them. The witness said Smith assaulted him during the night.


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