Fr. Robert Smith

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  At least 6 civil suits filed in 1993-1994 against Smith’s estate (he died in 1987). Smith apparently abused a fellow high school semanarian in 1946. In 1959 Smith was expelled from Christ the King Seminary in New York for molesting three children. The Diocese of Santa Fe accepted Smith in 1970. After ordination, Smith molested several children at various parishes in New Mexico in 1970s and 1980s. Sent for treatment on at least 3 occasions.

Sources:  Buffalo News 02.20.94Albuquerque Journal 03.20.98City of Angels 06.16.08