Mi­chael Baker con­fessed to ab­us­ing boys to then-Arch­bish­op Ro­ger M. Ma­hony in 1986, but was al­lowed to re­turn to the min­istry after re­ceiv­ing ther­apy. However, he went on to mo­lest more chil­dren. Au­thor­it­ies be­lieve that Baker mo­les­ted at least 23 boys in his 26 years as a priest. He pleaded guilty in crim­in­al court to sexu­ally ab­us­ing two boys in 2007 and was sen­tenced to 10 years in pris­on.

Published: Jan. 21, 2013
Credits: Samantha Schaefer, Maloy Moore

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