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Priests’ Privacy Rights Cannot Override Protection of Children

[See Judge Lichtman’s order. On the Franciscans at St. Anthony’s Seminary, see also 11 Friars Molested Seminary Students, Church Inquiry Says, by Seth Mydans, New York Times (December 1, 1993); Sex ‘Vibes’ Permeated Seminary, Victim Says, by Seth Mydans, New York Times (December 1, 1993); The St. Anthony’s Seminary Report, by Geoffrey B. Stearns et… read more

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On Behalf of Victim, Manly, Stewart & Finaldi Files Complaint for Acts of Misconduct by Father Michael Stephen Baker

Father Michael Baker, a notorious sexual abuser of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, faces accusations of childhood sexual abuse of a young male parishioner pursuant to a complaint filed in the Superior Court of Los Angeles. https://www.ocregister.com/2007/01/04/another-molestation-case-against-priest/

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Hearing About Additional Charges

Information released by the Archdiocese provides supplementary grounds for additional charges and allegations of childhood sexual abuse by Father Baker. It is expected that an amended complaint will be filed against Father Baker to include these additional charges. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-dec-21-me-briefs21.2-story.html Read more about Father Baker: Investigation of Father Baker’s Personnel File Leads to A Second Victim… read more

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Investigation of Father Baker’s Personnel File Leads to A Second Victim of Molestation

As a settlement for over 500 victims of Catholic Church sex abuse progresses, Father Baker’s most recent victim comes forward despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to limit the statute of limitations. Although the specifics of the additional charges of molestation being filed against Father Baker have not been provided, the allegations come as no… read more

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Victims Urge DA Office to Hold the Church Officials Responsible

Mahony recently admitted to allowing more than a dozen priests to continue their ministry, despite allegations and actual knowledge of sexual abuse and misconduct of priests under his watch. Most notably, Mahony was aware of the abuses of repeat offender pedophile Father Baker. Victim’s advocates suggest that the church has allowed and thereby encouraged this… read more

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$800,000 Bail Set for Father Baker

Father Michael Baker, a notorious sexual abuser, was arrested on several counts of childhood sexual abuse against his parishioners and his bail has been set at $800,000. Father Baker is expected back in court in February to enter his plea. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-jan-24-me-briefs24.1-story.html Read more about Father Baker: Cardinal Mahony Struggles to Avoid Connection with Sexual Abuse… read more

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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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