George Ansel Smith Facing More Sex Abuse Charges

by John McKiggan

As is usually the case with charges of childhood sexual abuse, further investigation by police has lead to more charges against catholic priest George Ansel Smith.

Smith was already facing 62 charges involving various allegations of sexual abuse against children from various parishes in Western Newfoundland.

But police confirmed today that they have laid a further 7 charges including gross indecency, indecent assault and unlawful assault with intent to commit an indictable offence. Some of the charges involve incidents alleged to have taken place in Nova Scotia.

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