WARREN, Ohio - Undisclosed financial settlements have been negotiated for 11 men who say they were sexually abused by a Franciscan brother who taught and coached at a Catholic high school in northeast Ohio three decades ago.
Attorney Mitchell Garabedian said Wednesday the settlements involved allegations against Brother Stephen Baker at John F. Kennedy High School in Warren from 1986-90.
Because of statute of limitation issues, the cases were resolved without charges or lawsuits.
Mediation settlements involved the school, Third Order Regular Franciscans and Youngstown Catholic Diocese, which said it was unaware of the allegations until nearly 20 years after the alleged abuse.
Franciscans say they responded compassionately when notified. Baker has been removed from public ministry.
A message seeking comment from Baker was left Thursday at his Newry, Pa., monastery.
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