Fr. George Silva

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Notes:  Placed on leave 2005. Arrested 2006 and charged with abuse of boy, age 14, in 2005 during trip to France and Portugal. Civil suit filed 3/06. Pled guilty 6/1/06. Silva was Christian Brother for 17 yrs before being ordained in 1997. Worked at O’Dea HS in Seattle 1991-94 when a Christian Brother. Studied in Connecticut. Sentenced to 5 yrs prison and 5 yrs probation 9/06. Civil suit settled 11/06. Name included on Seattle archdiocese’s list 1/15/16 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.

Sources:  TheNewMexicoChannel 02.23.06KOB TV 02.24.06The New Mexican 02.24.06Albuquerque Tribune (AP) 03.30.06The New Mexican 03.30.06TheNewMexicoChannel 03.30.06KOB TV 06.01.06Bostoncom (AP) 06.12.06Amarillo Globe News 07.06.06New Mexican (AP) 09.29.06Albuquerque Journal 11.22.06Archdiocese of Seattle list 01.15.16The Stranger 01.15.16Seattle Times 01.23.16Bellingham Herald 01.24.16