Fr. Benjamin G. Smylie

Order: SJ
Ordained: 1985
Status: Settled

Died: 09/5/2004
Diocese: Diocese of Dallas TX

Named publicly as accused by the Dallas diocese on its list 1/31/2019. Taught at Jesuit College Prep for many years. Included on the Diocese of Tyler’s list in 4/2019. Retired in 2002. Died in 2004. Added to the Jesuits Central and Southern Province list 2/27/2020. It notes that the allegations against Smylie were received after his death and that the abuse was said to have occurred in the 1980s. Accused in a lawsuit by multiple former Dallas Prep students, filed in 8/2019, of abuse of a student in 1981. The suit settled in 3/2022. Allegedly Smylie plied the boy with alcohol then sexually assaulted him on an overnight at a Jesuit retreat center.

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