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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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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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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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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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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