Richard Perkins Smith, Newton Square, Pennsylvania (arrested Apr 2013)

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    Richard Perkins Smith (Media, Pennsylvania), 65, teacher for almost 30 years (1970 - 1998) at Episcopal Academy, Episcopal Church in the United States of America, Newton Square, Pennsylvania, "alleged sexual assaults of four children at a Cape Cod summer camp [Camp Good News] 30 years ago"

    Location at which the alleged abuse occurred:
    Philadelphia Inquirer: Ex-Episcopal teacher arrested in sex assaults (Apr 25 2013)

    A Delaware County man who taught at Episcopal Academy for 20 years has been arrested in the alleged sexual assaults of four children at a Cape Cod summer camp 30 years ago. Richard Perkins Smith, 65, of Media, was charged with rape of a child, indecent assault and battery, and other related crimes ... In 1981, Smith was a counselor at Camp Good News in Sandwich, when the alleged assaults took place. The apparent victims were between 11 and 15. Prosecutors said they have investigated allegations involving nine potential perpetrators, two of whom are deceased. The investigation took 21/2 years and extended to eight states and one foreign country. The other allegations are not able to be prosecuted, prosecutors said in a release.


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    Delaware County Daily Times: Ex-Episcopal Academy teacher accused of sex abuse in Mass. (Apr 25 2013)

    A Massachusetts grand jury has indicted a former longtime Episcopal Academy teacher with sexually abusing four children at a religious summer camp in 1981. Richard P. Smith, 65, of Media, was indicted by a Barnstable County Grand Jury Tuesday on charges of rape of a child, indecent assault and battery and five counts of indecent assault and battery upon a child under the age of 14. The charges stem from incidents that allegedly took place in 1981, when Smith was a counselor at Camp Good News in Sandwich, Mass. ... Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said the allegations involve four campers between the ages of 11 and 15.
     
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    Philadelphia Inquirer: Documents: Ex-Episcopal teacher admitted molesting (Apr 25 2013)

    A former Episcopal Academy teacher arrested in the sexually abuse of boys at a Massachusetts summer camp told investigators that about 35 years ago, he molested one of his Episcopal students and admitted the incident to the head of the school, according to court documents obtained by The Inquirer. The former fourth-grade teacher, Richard Perkins Smith, 65, of Media, told police that at some point after his admission, he was removed from teaching but kept on as an Episcopal fund-raiser, according to a search warrant application filed in the case.

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    As part of their investigation, Massachusetts state troopers traveled to Media to interview Smith last September. During interviews with those troopers and Pennsylvania state troopers, Smith allegedly made his admission. According to police, Smith said he molested a fourth-grade student around 1977 while they were in his car. The victim left the school after a half-year and returned to make a complaint about the abuse. "Smith then met with the head of the school, and Smith confessed to him regarding molesting the victim," according to the search warrant application. Smith told police that sometime after his admission about the student, he was reassigned to the fund-raising campaign. He estimated that it might have been about two years after the incident, according to the court documents.

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    Smith also told Pennsylvania state police that his former partner, identified as "Ralph," made pornography at his Media residence and then posted it on a website. Smith said he financed the website and the images were produced and stored on his computer. He said some of the images were "borderline on child pornography," according to court documents.

     

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