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Pedophile Priest Father Michael Baker Charged with Assaulting a Minor

Father Michael Baker was charged today after sexually assaulting a minor male over a period of more than a decade. The complaint filed with the Court suggested that Baker be held on $1M bail as he is a known abuser. Read more about Father Baker: After More than 4 Years and 20 Alleged Victims, Pedophile… read more

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Cardinal Mahony Struggles to Avoid Connection with Sexual Abuse Coverups

Allegations of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church are often not made public and are instead secretly settled. However, as more cases have developed showing a pattern of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, victim’s advocates have gained support in suggesting that Cardinal Mahony’s astounding poor choices and failure to protect Catholic children is deserving… read more

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After More than 4 Years and 20 Alleged Victims, Pedophile and Priest Michael Stephen Baker Has Been Arrested

Although the U.S. Supreme Court held that the statute of limitations for sexual molestation cases would be strictly enforced, Baker’s arrest is based on allegations of the sexual assault of a young boy which falls within the statutory period. Because of the extensive investigation involved in preparing this case, officials feared that Baker may attempt… read more

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LA DA Office Releases Statement Regarding Arrest of Father Michael Baker, a Priest Currently Involved in Litigation with a Client of Manly & Stewart

After much support and cooperation of various governmental organizations, state and federal agencies, and victims, Father Michael S. Baker has been arrested and is expected to be arraigned next week for numerous counts of child molestation and sexual abuse; meanwhile the investigation into these allegations is ongoing. Read more about Father Baker: Monsignor Lenihan Ordered… read more

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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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