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Note found in suicide of former Warren teacher

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HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. - A note was found in the suicide of a former Warren John F. Kennedy Catholic High School teacher accused of sexually abusing dozens of former students.

The Associated Press reports that, in an open note found by his body, Brother Stephen Baker apologizes to the church.

A resident at the St. Bernadine Monastary, where Baker was staying under supervision, found the 62-year-old Saturday morning dead from a self-inflicted knife wound to the heart.

At least 35 people claim they were sexually abused by Baker after a recent announcement that 11 victims received settlements in the case.

The victims had Baker as a coach when he taught at Warren JFK in the late '80s and early '90s.

Ten graduates of a Johnstown Catholic High School also claim they were victims of Baker.

Attorneys handling the case say the sexual abuse case against the Franciscan friar will proceed despite his suicide.

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