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Monsignor Lenihan Ordered to Respond to Questions Relating to Father Baker

Despite a refusal to respond during a deposition, Monsignor Michael Lenihan was ordered by the court to respond to inquiries regarding the sexual abuse and molestation by three priests. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2005-nov-17-me-briefs17.2-story.html Read more about Father Baker: District Attorney Steve Cooley Releases Statement Regarding the Release of Los Angeles Archdiocese’s Documents and Records Statute of Limitations Help… read more

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District Attorney Steve Cooley’s Statement Regarding the Release of Los Angeles Archdiocese’s Documents and Records

According to District Attorney Cooley, Cardinal Roger Mahony was urged and encouraged to cooperate with the ongoing investigations and to willingly hand over as much information as possible. However, Cardinal Mahony continues to resist the divulging of information and attempts to claim confidentiality privileges. Further, District Attorney Cooley stresses that the District Attorney’s Office is… read more

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Another Catholic Priest Convicted of Abuse: Father Lopez Sentenced to 6 Years

Despite support from parishioners, Fr. Lopez was convicted of molesting of three young males during his time at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. During sentencing, one of the victims of the priest’s abuse spoke about the consequences of the priests abuse and said “He killed my faith. I’ll never… read more

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First of Three Victims Testifies against Catholic Priest in Criminal Child Abuse Case

The first of three victims in this Catholic child abuse case testified against Father Lopez today. The victims testimony related to the sexual encounters and communication he had with Fr. Lopez after attending mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. The testimony will be used to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to try the… read more

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Statute of Limitations Help Father Baker Avoids Molestation Charges

Charges for the alleged molestation of a young boy in the 1980’s against Father Michael Baker have been dropped after a decision by the Supreme Court to strictly enforce the statute of limitations in old molestation cases leaving the victims with no remedy. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2003-jul-16-me-priests16-story.html Read more about Father Baker: John Manly to Represent Cynthia C…. read more

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John Manly to Represent Cynthia C. in another Sex Abuse Case against Father Baker

Cynthia C. alleges that when Father Baker began molesting her, he told her that if she ever spoke about the molestation, Baker would ensure her mother gets fired from her job at the Church. When Father Baker confessed his abusive tendencies to Cardinal Mahony, Cynthia C. and her family moved to Mexico; however, the abuse… read more

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5 More Sexual Abuse Charges Added to Father Baker’s Trial; Charges Now Total 34

After admitting to sexual misconduct with minors to Cardinal Mahony, Father Michael Baker faces additional charges of sexual abuse, presently totaling thirty-four charges. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2003-may-02-me-vnbriefs2.2-story.html Related Blog Posts: Cardinal Roger Mahony Admits to Mishandling Sexually Abusive Priest Father Michael Baker and Father Carlos Rodriguez Charged With Numerous Counts of Child Molestation Twenty-Nine Charges of Molestation Filed… read more

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Twenty-Nine Charges of Molestation Filed Against Baker

When Cardinal Mahony found out that Father Baker was a child molester, he did what all Catholic leaders of the time would do, he sent Baker to treatment. When the results of the treatment came back and said that Baker should not be allowed to interact with kids, Mahony again performed in accordance with Diocese… read more

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Father Michael Baker and Father Carlos Rodriguez Criminally Charged With Numerous Counts of Child Molestation

If Fathers Baker and Rodriguez are found guilty and convicted on all alleged counts of molestation against them, they could each face prison sentences of more than twenty years. Although the defense team for Father Baker is trying to minimize the allegations, we remain optimistic and hopeful that the arrests of these perpetrators will encourage… read more

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Cardinal Roger Mahony Admits to Mishandling Sexually Abusive Priest

When Father Michael Baker admitted his ongoing sexual abuse to Cardinal Mahony, Mahony decided to turn the other way. When Mahony decided to make secret settlement payments to victims and allow the pedophile priest to continue interacting with children, Mahony border-line encouraged the destructive, sick behavior. Today, finally, Mahony has acknowledged and taken responsibility for… read more

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