New Michigan Clergy Abuse Report Contains Allegations Against Gaylord Diocese Priests And Deacons

The second of seven reports on Catholic clergy sexual abuse allegations in the state of Michigan outlines accusations against 26 priests and two deacons in the Diocese of Gaylord. The report, released Monday by Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office, outlines the findings of a roughly four-year investigation led by the attorney general’s office into how … Read more

Former Michigan Priest Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse

A former Upper Peninsula priest who left Michigan years ago has pleaded guilty to a remaining sexual abuse case against him. Gary Jacobs, 75, is accused of sexually abusing teenagers in the 1980s while serving as a priest under the Catholic Diocese of Marquette. He pleaded guilty Friday to one count of second-degree criminal sexual … Read more

Michigan AG: Probe Finds Abuse Allegations Against 270 Priests Involving 552 Victims

Attorney General Dana Nessel plans to announce charges against two more priests after the first of the year and is reviewing two additional warrants related to the investigation into clergy abuse in the Catholic Church in Michigan. Seven priests have been charged, two of whom have pleaded guilty, in the wide-ranging investigation that so far … Read more

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 … Read more

Police Reportedly Knew of Allegation Against Saginaw Priest a Year Before Removal

Law enforcement knew about an allegation of misconduct with a minor against a Diocese of Saginaw priest as early as March 2018 and the victim allegedly reported the incident to the diocese years earlier, but the priest wasn’t removed from his position until Sunday. The Diocese of Saginaw announced Tuesday that the Rev. Dennis Kucharczyk had … Read more