Fr. Gerald H. Baker

Ordained: 1983
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Owensboro KY

Pastor of St Mary of the Woods in Whitesville KY since 6/12. Suspended after diocese received allegation 5/3/16 of ‘improper conduct of a sexual nature’ with a male minor from St. Mary’s. Kentucky State Police investigated. Allegations by two more people of sex abuse by Baker as minors. Baker worked in parishes across Western KY. At time of suspension was also pastor of St John the Baptist in Fordsville. Review Board found allegations substantiated; permanently suspended from ministry 10/18. Included in 4/12/19 Owensboro diocesan list of priests with substantiated allegations, which confirms that the Review Board deemed 3 allegations substantiated. Diocesan assignment list omits deanship 1996-2003 and other chancery positions.

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