Altoona Friars Removed from Religous Assignments
By Adam McGahee
March 18, 2016
Three Franciscan friars accused of covering up sexual abuse in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese have been removed from their religious assignments.
Charges against Giles Schinelli, Robert D'Aversa and Anthony Crisitelli turned themselves in on Friday morning. They're accused of allowing Brother Stephen Baker to remain at Bishop MCCort High School in Johnstown and covering up the sexual abuse of more than one hundred students.
Baker spent decades working as a bishop in high schools before committing suicide in 2013.