Baker was under investigation for allegedly sexually abusing students when he was an instructor at Bishop McCort High School between the early 1990s and the early 2000s.
According to a news release from the Blair Township Police Department, Baker committed suicide by way of self-inflicted knife wound.
Baker was also accused of molestation at a high school in Warren, Ohio back in the 1980s. He settled out of court and was never criminally charged.
WTAJ has received the following statement from the Franciscans Third Order Regular Province of the Immaculate conception:
January 26, 2013
Fr. Patrick Quinn, TOR
"We regret to announce that Br. Stephen Baker died this morning. The matter is under investigation by the authorities. We will not be able to make further comment until the investigation is concluded. We express our regret and prayers to his family, and especially to all who have been impacted by this tragic situation."