Diocese: Diocese of Paterson
Placed on leave in 2002 after allegations he abused a boy from 1962-1965. Diocese found allegations to be credible. Civil suit filed 2003 and settled in early 2005. Matter referred to Vatican. Vatican sent case back to diocese for church trial which was held 2/05. Tribunal found him guilty of abuse of at least one and decided he should be permanently removed from ministry but not laicized. Smith said he would appeal.
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