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Another man says friar sexually abused him

By: WJAC Web Staff


Another person has come forward claiming he was sexually abused by the late Franciscan friar Brother Stephen Baker.

Thursday's Tribune-Democrat reports that a Johnstown attorney has filed a notice of intent to sue on behalf a person he calls John Doe No. 1.

The Altoona-Johnstown Diocese and Bishop McCort High School where Baker was once an athletic trainer -- are named in the filing, but Baker is not mentioned.

The filing comes as the diocese has been working to negotiate settlements with other alleged victims of Baker.

Baker committed suicide in January at St. Bernadine Monastery in Blair County. He is the subject of child abuse investigations in Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times