Fr. Arnulfo Arandia
Diocese: Archdiocese of Miami FL
From the Guayaquil, Ecuador diocese. Accused of abusing youth, age 15, in Miami in 1988. Moved to Jackson MS diocese in 2000. Suspended in 6/02 when charges surfaced. Believed to have fled to Ecuador. Accuser said he told a deacon about the abuse in 1988; Arandia immediately transferred. Same man also accused Fr. Castellanos of abuse. Prosecutors decided in 1/04 not to file criminal charges because statute had run. On Jackson diocese’s list 3/19/19.
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