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