October 20, 2005

L-A prosecutors reopen probe of priest who admitted abuse


LOS ANGELES Prosecutors in Los Angeles have reopened a child abuse investigation against a former priest.

Attorneys involved in the case say Michael Baker remained in the ministry despite allegedly admitting he had molested children. Baker has been accused of molesting more than 20 children between 1974 and 1999.

This latest investigation involves two brothers who allege Baker molested them between 1984 and 1999. The L-A County District Attorney's office interviewed the brothers after they traveled from Mexico, where they now live. The pair received a one-point-three (m) million dollar settlement from Baker and the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese.

Posted by kshaw at October 20, 2005 07:07 AM