Bishop: Daviess Co., KY priest suspended over allegations

Published: May. 18, 2016 at 2:22 PM CDT|Updated: May. 18, 2016 at 5:11 PM CDT
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Reverend Gerald H. Baker. (Source:
Reverend Gerald H. Baker. (Source:

DAVIESS CO., KY (WFIE) - 14NEWS has learned a Catholic priest in Daviess County has been suspended.

According to Bishop William Medley of the Diocese of Owensboro, Reverend Father Gerald H. Baker has been suspended from public ministry due to allegations of inappropriate conduct with a minor that were of a sexual nature.

Baker is the pastor of St. Mary's of the Woods Catholic parish in Whitesville.

[This letter was sent to parishioners to let them know about the allegations against Father Baker.]

Kentucky State Police is investigating the allegations.

We'll keep you updated.

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