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Resource ID: #19830
Subject: Sexual Abuse
Source: Los Angeles Times
Date: March 24, April 3, May 10, 16, 21 and 24, June 29, August 18, September 5 and 27 and December 14, 2002.



Los Angeles Times report shows how Cardinal Roger Mahony approved a then-secret $1.3 million payment to two men who claimed that Father Michael Baker sexually abused them over a period of 15 years. "The Times identified and interviewed nine victims who said that Baker had molested them as children. Baker told The Times that he had informed Mahony in 1986 about his sexual abuse of young boys. Mahony initially denied participating in any such meeting, then acknowledged the Baker meeting and apologized for his handling of the case."

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