Archdiocese of Los Angeles Settles Case For 10 Million Dollars

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has settled four clergy sex abuse cases brought by individuals who were molested by one of the Diocese’s most notorious pedophile priests, Father Michael Baker. The settlement comes just after the Archdiocese of Los Angeles released thousands of documents relating to sexual abuse within the Church. Some of those documents… read more

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Archdiocese’ Cover-up Devastates Young Lives

Not only did Cardinal Roger Mahony know of Father Baker’s colorful past, but he also kept his knowledge a secret and continued to reassign Baker to various ministry positions, despite recent allegations of abuse. Mahony’s knowledge and mishandling were highlighted after the deposition of Msgr. Loomis and the paper trail that was leaked. Since coming… read more

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New Testimony Sheds Light on Abuse Cover-ups by Mahony

Mahony ordered church officials to delay reporting sex abuse to police until the abusive priest could be defrocked, according to Monsignor Loomis, a former high-ranking official within the Catholic Church. Msgr. Loomis’ testimony was well received by Attorney John C. Manly and his client, Luis C. But the testimony also wasn’t surprising. The abuser in… read more

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Mahony Under Investigation; Convicted Sex Offender Asked to Testify

Cardinal Roger Mahony is being investigated for his actions regarding the sexual abuse of parishioners of the Los Angeles Archdiocese. This investigation is focused on the procedures and methods used, by Mahony and other leaders of the Catholic Church, in dealing with allegations of abuse and abusive priests. According to Father Baker, a recently convicted… read more

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Father Baker Pleads Guilty; is Sentenced to 10+ Years

After pleading guilty to the molestation of two parishioners, both of which were minors at the time of the incidents, Fr. Michael Baker was sentenced to more than ten years and prison, ordered to pay mental health costs for one of the victims, and required to register as a sex offender upon being released. Fr…. 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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