Defrocked priest's hearing is postponed

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A hearing on new charges against defrocked priest Michael Stephen Baker was delayed Wednesday and rescheduled for Jan. 4.

Baker, one of the most notorious of the priests accused of abusing children, faces new charges based on information in files that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles surrendered to prosecutors earlier this year. Deputy Dist. Atty. Mark Beaart said he would file an amended complaint against Baker soon.

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