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Michigan AG Charges 6th Priest with Sex Abuse

A sixth Catholic priest was charged Monday with criminal sexual conduct by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel as part of an ongoing investigation.

The Rev. Joseph “Jack” Baker was arrested Monday morning in Wayne County by special agents from the Michigan Attorney General’s Office. He was arraigned in 29th District Court and given a $500,000 personal bond.

Baker, who was released after the arraignment early Monday afternoon, was ordered by Judge Laura Mack to wear a tether.

Baker is charged with one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct-sexual penetration with a person under the age of 13. His probable cause conference is scheduled for July 18 in 18th District Court in Westland and his preliminary examination is scheduled for July 25, also in 18th District Court.

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