01-20-2006, 10:13 AM #1
Ex-priest arrested for suspected lewd acts
A former Los Angeles priest who was spared child molestation charges in 2003 by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling was arrested Thursday on suspicion of lewd acts with a child, officials said.
Michael Stephen Baker, 58, was jailed on $1 million bail and was expected to be arraigned next week, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Dan Scott.
"We expect charges with multiple counts of lewd acts upon a child, ranging from fondling up to major sex acts," Scott said.
Authorities said in October they had reopened a case that involved two brothers who claimed Baker molested them between 1984 and 1999.
Thursday's arrest involved one of those brothers, said Scott, who declined to elaborate.
Cardinal Roger Mahony removed Baker from the ministry in 2000 when the archdiocese reached a confidential settlement with the two brothers who now live in Mexico. He didn't notify police of their allegations until 2003.
http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunhera...s/13667163.htmJust when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........
Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?
"Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight
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