Fr. Sofronio A. Aranda
Diocese: Diocese of Orange CA
Per March 1996 obituary, Aranda was born in the Philippines and arrived in the U.S. in 1975. Worked in Corona for five years. Moved to Texas in 1992 or 1993, where he worked in the Diocese of Galveston-Houston as chaplain at a county hospital. Named by the diocese in 2004 as one of six priests accused of the sexual abuse of minors. Allegations against all six were received during 2003 and deemed credible. Subject of $1.55M settlement in 2005. Died in 3/1996.
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