Cleric Sex Allegations
October 12, 2013
The settlement talks continue between the alleged victims of a former Bishop McCort trainer and the Altoona Johnstown Catholic Diocese. Bishop Mark Bartchak says the Diocese is working with Attorney Richard Serbin on resolving the claims from several men who said that they were abused, by Brother Stephen Baker in the 1990's. A Judge recently ruled that Attorney Serbin needs to file formal complaints in the next thirty days for the cases to stay active. He says he has good reason not to do that because the Diocese is working with him to settle claims out of court. He says those talks are continuing. Brother Baker committed suicide at a Blair County Monestary shortly after these allegations surfaced.