Wed. 12:07pm: Group holding news conference in Detroit over friar
The fallout over Brother Stephen Baker’s alleged abuse of young males continues today with a planned news conference in Detroit.
According to a release, members of SNAP a support group for clergy sex abuse victims, are gathering at 1 p.m. outside the Detroit Archdiocesan headquarters to urge the archbishop there to reach out to others who “saw, suspected or suffered” crimes by the Franciscan friar when he worked at St. Mary’s Prep., Orchard Lake, Mich., between 1983 and 1985.
The group has made similar requests of church officials in Youngstown and in Altoona, Pa.
He taught and coached at Warren John F. Kennedy High School in the late-1980s, where he was alleged to have sexually abused at least 11 males.
Baker, 62, killed himself Saturday at St. Bernardine’s Monastery in Hollidaysburg, Pa.