Judge denies request by attorney representing priest facing rape charge - TheOaklandPress.com | Denizens of Zophos | Scoop.it

A trial date for Fr. Joseph "Jack" Baker is pending after the trial scheduled for last spring was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Baker, 58, is currently suspended from his duties at St. Perpetua Parish in Waterford due to the allegations. He’s charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct - sexual penetration with a person less than 13 years ago, which allegedly occurred in a storage room of St. Mary Catholic Church in Wayne in 2004.