Fr. Joseph Baker

Ordained: 1993
Status: Charged

Diocese: Archdiocese of Detroit MI

Pastor of St. Perpetua in Waterford Township when removed in 6/19 pending an investigation into allegations that he sexually abused a minor early in his ministry. Arrested 7/8/19, charged with “sexual-conduct penetration with a person under the age of 13.” His accuser claimed Baker raped him in a storage closet at St. Mary’s in Wayne in 2004, when he was a second-grader preparing for First Communion. Trial was for 2/20; postponed due to Covid-19.


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