Sat. 12:34am: More than 12 claim they were abused in Pa

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. – Over the past two days, area attorneys received calls from more than a dozen former Bishop McCort High School students, claiming that a Hollidaysburg-based Franciscan brother inappropriately touched them during their high school careers.

Boston-based attorney Mitchell Garabedian, who achieved a settlement for 11 men against Brother Stephen Baker in October, is investigating claims of two former Bishop McCort students who are accusing Baker of inappropriate touching them during his time as a baseball trainer at the school in the late 1990s.

Richard Serbin, who’s defended victims of clergy abuse across Pennsylvania for more than 25 years, said he received a call from an attorney referring at least one alleged victim to him Thursday night.

Johnstown attorney Michael Parrish said he received calls from 10 men with claims against Baker, who is currently residing at St. Bernardine Monastery in Hollidaysburg.

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