Fr. Marvin Archuleta

Order: SF
Ordained: 1970
Status: Acquitted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Around five cases involving Archuleta settled in the mid-1990s. Accused in a 1994 suit of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy daily during a 1971 car trip from NM to DC. Sent to St. Luke’s, then Vianney Renewal Center for treatment. Suit settled in 12/95. Archuleta said the plaintiff exaggerated. Removed from ministry. Found by news outlet working as a priest in Mexico City in 2002. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list 9/12/17. Suit filed in 10/18 by a 38-year-old man claiming Archuleta raped him when he was a grade school student at Holy Cross in Santa Cruz in 1986-87. Arrested 2/8/19 on charges of the kidnapping and rape of a 6-year-old boy in 1986. Trial began 1/30/20. Report to the D.A. in 2/19 of abuse of an altar boy in the early 1990s. Acquitted in 2/20.

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