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Baker worked at other schools

January 17, 2013

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. — For years as his alleged crimes against those students went unreported, Brother Stephen P....

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FrankLaFerriere

Jan-22-13 2:08 PM

Imagine you ran away from an abusive foster home and you were put in the St Thomas More parish in Durham NH for one night for safe keeping. Imagine right after the police drops you off the priest brings you into his bedroom, telling you that you broke one of the Ten Commandments of honoring your mother and father. Imagine having the priest perform oral sex on you, to remove the evil, imagine the priest having you*****him off to get his sacred semen. Imagine the priest then raping you anally, making you say the Lords Prayer and Hail Mary all the while telling you that if you tell anyone you will burn in*****for all eternity.

I do not have to imagine it, I lived this horror.

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Justacomment

Jan-17-13 9:23 AM

Brother Steve was also a religion teacher at Bishop McCort for years. There were constantly rumors among students, but nothing was ever done.

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Schwiderski

Jan-17-13 8:36 AM

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Warrendwn

Jan-17-13 6:44 AM

Baker will be in a lot of trouble now im sure he will not get any whipped cream on his pie at the resort he retired in as a reults of all the 1000s of helpless victims he had his way with for a lifetime . And to top it off he will not be able to watch tv durng the day or swim in the pool with others wow such harsh treatment im sure hes suffering so.We all need to pray for him and send cash allso the poor thing.

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SNAPJudy

Jan-17-13 1:51 AM

We must overcome the dangerous myth that because someone is successful or warm or caring, he or she couldn't have done that! Also, we must stop thinking that because a man is old, that somehow he's automatically safe. It's just irresponsible to endanger kids by assuming an adult is harmless simply because he or she may be losing hair, wearing glasses, using hearing aids or walking with a cane. These can be signs of advancing age, but they are not signs that an individual is safe around kids.

It is extremely rare that a child predator has only one victim. Hopefully anyone who has knowledge or may have been harmed by Baker, will have the courage to come forward and contact the police. Also keep in mind your silence only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, 636-433-2511.snapjudy@gmail****, "SNAP (The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests)

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SNAPJudy

Jan-17-13 1:50 AM

Something to keep in mind:

Child predators are very cunning and manipulative. They know every trick on how to groom, threaten, lie, and put the fear of god into their victims and sometimes even their family members. They also appear to do a lot of good things, they can be very charismatic and you may think they would never harm a child. They have to be this way, in order to not get caught and to continue to abuse

Sexual predators are often powerful and well-loved. It would be comforting if those who preyed on the vulnerable were obvious social misfits whose appearance would somehow set off alarm bells and give us the willies or the creeps. They rarely do. Usually, predators are among the last people we would suspect of sexually violating others. At a party, the predator isn't some oddball sitting alone in a corner because others feel uncomfortable with him. Most often, the predator is the guy throwing the party.

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