LOS ANGELES — The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $9.99 million to settle a case brought by four alleged sex-abuse victims of Michael Baker, who was formerly a priest of the archdiocese.
The cases allege that Baker sexually abused the boys on multiple occasions as early as the 1970s. Baker was ordained a priest in 1974 and resigned from the priesthood in 2000.
As part of the settlement, announced March 12, none of the parties admit wrongdoing.
In 2007, Baker pleaded guilty to 12 counts of molesting two minors and was jailed. He was released in 2011.
The same year as Baker's conviction, the Los Angeles Archdiocese made a “global settlement” with more than 500 alleged...READ MORE