Fr. Michael Stephen Baker

Ordained: 1974
Status: Convicted

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles CA

As many as 23 accusers. Two brothers settled in 2000 for $1.3M. Laicized 12/00. Criminal charges dropped due to CA Sup Court ruling. Arrested again 1/06. Included in 12/06 $60M settlement involving 22 priests. Also included in 7/07 massive $660M settlement. Pled guilty 12/07 to abuse of two boys. Sentenced to 10 years 4 months in prison. New suit 6/10. Released on parole 10/11. Arrested for probation violations 11/11 and 9/12. Some personnel files released 1/13. Settlement with 4 in 3/13 for $9.9M. Suit filed in 2/20 v the archdiocese and Cardinal Mahony related to Baker’s abuse of a boy, ages 6-10, in 1993-97 at St. Columbkille in South Los Angeles.


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