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The Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio and the Franciscan Friars T.o.r. Disrespect Suicide Victim on the Anniversary of His Death and Continue to Re-victimize His Family and Fellow Victims

Road to Recovery
May 18, 2015

http://www.road-to-recovery.org/

The Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio and the Franciscan Friars, T.O.R. are re-victimizing the family of a deceased sexual abuse victim of Br. Stephen P. Baker, T.O.R. at John F. Kennedy High School in Warren, Ohio and other clergy sexual abuse victims by refusing to settle their claims in a fair and timely manner and allowing the victims and their families to heal and find closure.

Barbara Aponte of Poland, Ohio, mother of Luke Bradesku, innocent childhood sexual abuse victim of Br. Stephen P. Baker, will commemorate her sonís tragic death on May 19, 2003 by demonstrating in front of the headquarters of the Youngstown, Ohio Diocese on the twelfth anniversary of his death to protest the foot-dragging by the Diocese of Youngstown and the Franciscan Friars T.O.R. in settling her sonís case and that of several other sexual abuse victims of Br. Stephen P. Baker at John F. Kennedy High School in Warren, Ohio.

What

A demonstration and press conference alerting the media and general public regarding the foot-dragging and stalling tactics of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, and the Franciscan Friars T.O.R. which refuse to settle claims of clergy sexual abuse victims in a fair, equitable, and timely manner.

When

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

(The 12th Anniversary of the Tragic Suicide Death of Clergy Sexual Abuse Victim Luke Bradesku)

Where

On the public sidewalk in front of the headquarters of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio, 144 West Wood Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44503, 330-744-8451.

Who

Barbara Aponte of Poland, Ohio, former teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Warren, Ohio, and grieving mother of Luke Bradesku, a suicide victim of Br. Stephen P. Baker, T.O.R. at John F. Kennedy High School in Warren, Ohio; Robert M. Hoatson, Co-founder and President of Road to Recovery, Inc., a non-profit charity that assists victims of sexual abuse and their families; other family members and former schoolmates of Luke Bradesku; other sexual abuse victims of Br. Stephen P. Baker, T.O.R.

Why

Luke Bradesku took his life on May 19, 2003 after suffering for many years from the effects of sexual abuse by Br. Stephen P. Baker at John F. Kennedy High School in Warren, Ohio. Twelve years later, the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio and the Franciscan Friars T.O.R. continue to re-victimize his memory, his grieving mother and extended family, and other sexual abuse victims of Br. Stephen P. Baker by refusing to settle their claims in a fair and timely manner. Barbara Aponte, Luke Bradeskuís mother, and other demonstrators will demand of the Youngstown Catholic Diocese and the Franciscan Friars T.O.R. that they stop their feet-dragging and justly settle the claims of sexual abuse victims.

Contacts

Robert M. Hoatson, Ph.D., Road to Recovery, Inc. Ė Livingston, NJ - 862-368-2800

Attorney Mitchell Garabedian, Boston, MA Ė 617-523-6250

 

 

 

 

 




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