WARREN, Ohio (AP) — An attorney says the suicide of a Franciscan brother accused of sexually abusing students at schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania won't affect claims arising in Warren, Ohio.
Attorney Mitchell Garabedian (geh-ruh-BEE'-dee-uhn) said Monday that the death of Brother Stephen Baker won't affect claims by alleged victims at Warren's John F. Kennedy High School three decades ago.
He said more former Kennedy students have come forward to allege abuse by Baker since the Jan. 16 disclosure of financial settlements in 11 cases in Warren.
Since then, claims have emerged at another school where Baker taught and coached, Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown, Pa.
Between the two, Garabedian said more than 25 additional claims of abuse have emerged since the settlements were announced. There was no breakdown by school.