Fr. Arthur Manuel Cunha

Ordained: 1984
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of San Francisco CA

Arrested in 6/86 after police investigation of report by restaurant waitress of suspicious behavior involving a man and boy. The boy was age 11 and Cunha was in his first assignment after ordination. Sentenced to 60 days jail and 4 months counseling center for abuse of two boys. At least three civil suits filed claiming abuse of boys in 1986. One suit settled for $640K. May have left priesthood.


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