Nfld. & Labrador

Former priest to face more charges in sex abuse case

Former Roman Catholic priest George Smith is facing more charges related to an ongoing sexual abuse investigation.

George Smith removed from duties in P.E.I. in 2010; new allegations are from Nova Scotia

Former Roman Catholic priest George Smith is facing more charges related to an ongoing sexual abuse investigation.

Smith was supposed to appear at Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court in Corner Brook Monday morning for arraignment.

The Crown prosecutor says Smith's case had to be postponed because the investigation uncovered more allegations, this time from Nova Scotia.

The Crown says there's at least one more charge to be added to the list of 62 already laid against Smith.

Smith was working at St. Malachy's Church in Kinkora, P.E.I., in 2010 when he was removed from his duties after a complaint about an incident alleged to have occurred during his time in western Newfoundland. He served in Deer Lake from 1986 to 1991.

Smith went to Prince Edward Island in 1994.

He was charged in December 2011 after a lengthy investigation by the RCMP.

Another 24 sexual abuse charges were laid in February, bringing the total number to 62.

Smith had been a parish priest in western Newfoundland in the 1980s.