Fr. Benjamin Smylie

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Order: SJ
Ordained: 1985
Status: Sued

Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Named publicly as accused by the Dallas diocese on its list 1/31/19. Taught at Jesuit College Prep for many years. Retired in 2002. Died in 2004. Added to the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 2/27/20. It notes the the allegations against Smylie were received after his death and that the abuse was said to have occurred in the 1980s. Included in a lawsuit by multiple former Dallas Prep students, filed in 8/19, of abuse of a student in 1981. Allegedly the boy went to Smylie for counseling while his mother was dying, and the priest plied him with alcohol then sexually assaulted him on an overnight at a Jesuit retreat center.


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