Mass. abuse suspect admits molesting Pa. student

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man jailed on charges that he abused boys at a Massachusetts summer camp has acknowledged molesting a boy while teaching at an Episcopal school in Philadelphia in the 1970s.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/180MzRx ) reports that information is contained in a search warrant that Massachusetts authorities obtained while investigating 65-year-old Richard Perkins Smith, of Media. Smith is charged with molesting four boys at Camp Good News in Sandwich, Mass. back in 1981.

As part of that investigation, Smith allegedly told police that he molested a fourth-grader at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square back in 1977.

Academy spokesman Bill Doherty confirms Smith worked at the school from 1970 to 1990, but says he wasn’t aware of Smith’s alleged admission. Doherty has said, however, that the school is investigating Smith’s tenure because of his Massachusetts arrest.

___

Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.philly.com

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s