Spotlight on Abuse: Episcopal Lay Teacher Larry Smith

By | June 17, 2022
Spotlight on Abuse: Episcopal Lay Teacher Larry Smith

Six St. Albans School students accused lay fourth grade teacher Larry Smith of sexual misconduct before or during the the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation schools safeguarding review. Smith taught at St. Albans from 1950 to 1970. Smith also owned and ran Camp Sangamon for Boys in Pittsford, Vermont, and was credibly accused of abusing students there.

One student accused Smith of repeatedly engaging in oral sexual activity with him and fondling him in the late 1950s, at the school, at the student’s home and summer home, and at Smith’s camp in Vermont, when the student was in C Form and B Form. This student did not report the incidents at the time but came forward in 2009 and entered into a settlement agreement with the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation in 2010.

A second student shared a firsthand account of being fondled by Smith in Smith’s school dormitory room in the early 1970s, when the student was in C Form.

A third student accused Smith of fondling him during a school-sponsored ski trip in the early 1960s, when the student was 12 or 13 years old.

A fourth student shared that Smith once pressed his pelvis against the student’s buttocks, outside his clothing, during a separate school-sponsored ski trip in the mid-1960s, when the student was in C Form.

A fifth student from the 1970s recalled that Smith once got on top of him in Smith’s cabin in Vermont, and, on a separate occasion, put his hand down the student’s sleeping bag to tickle and fondle him.

A sixth student accused Smith of engaging in oral sexual activity with him and fondling him in the mid-1950s, when the student was in B Form. This student did not come forward to the investigators but, in 2008, made a report of the incident with Smith to the school and, in 2009, entered into a settlement agreement with the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation.

Smith was a member of Pittsford Congregational Church.

https://www.campratingz.com/reviews/1723/Summer-Camp-Sangamon.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/some-men-identified-in-washington-national-cathedral-report-on-sexual-misconduct-were-criminally-charged-in-other-cases/2019/06/28/f8766d1c-99a0-11e9-b503-8e101553431a_story.html

http://pecffindings.org/summary-findings-letters/

https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/lawrence-m-smith/article_f4c2edd9-7cb2-5b57-86e9-8d0e95da5c3f.html
http://socinian.blogspot.com/2005/02/credo.html

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