Suspect in JFK abuse investigation is dead, Diocese of Youngstown reports

Brother Stephen Baker, T.O.R., the suspect in a Diocese of Youngstown sexual abuse investigation, is dead.

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., and the Diocese of Youngstown, released this statement shortly after noon today: “The Provincial of the Third Order Regular Franciscans, Father Patrick Quinn, announced this morning that Brother Stephen Baker had died. At this time, the circumstances of his death are under investigation.”

Baker is accused in the sexual abuse of 11 male students who attended John F. Kennedy High School in Warren. Baker taught and coached at the school from 1986 to 1991.

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