Fr. Paul M. Baca

Ordained: 1949
Status: Settled

Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

A woman filed suit 1/00, alleging a sexual relationship with Baca for one year beginning in 1973 when she was 15. The suit also alleged relationship resumed in 1989 and lasted until the 1990s. She had a videotape and transcript wherein Baca admitted “repetitive sexual contact.” He resigned. Suit was settled 6/00 for undisclosed amount. Settlement also covered claims by another woman who claimed Baca had a 2-year affair with her which ended in 2000. Died 2/8/13. Included on Santa Fe archdiocese list of accused on 9/12/17.

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