Templeton man pleads guilty to child molestation
December 8, 2011
A Templeton man accused of sexually molesting two children pled guilty at a readiness hearing on Wednesday allowing him to forgo a trial scheduled for Thursday.
In October 2010, Donald Baker was charged with eight felony counts in the alleged molestation of a now 12-year-old girl, including forcing the girl to perform oral copulation, penetration with a foreign object of a person under 14, and possession of child porn, according to the sheriff report. Baker is accused of repeatedly molesting the girl, a relative, from the time she was 8 years old until September 2010.
Donald Baker, the former nursing director of the intensive care unit at a Templeton hospital, and his wife Wendy Baker are accused of separately molesting a boy who is now 14.
When he was 12, the boy said Wendy Baker asked him how big his penis was and asked to see it. In February 2010, when the boy was 13, Wendy Baker allegedly molested him, the report says.
The boy told sheriff investigators Donald Baker began molesting him in July 2010 and that the alleged molestation went on for about a month, according to the report.
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detective Sonja O’Donohoe arrested Wendy Baker on April 26 for committing a lewd or lascivious act on a child under 14.
On June 23, Donald Baker was charged with three additional felony counts of committing lewd acts on a child under 14 while in court on previous molestation charges about a female relative. He originally pled not guilty to all counts.
Donald Baker is scheduled to be sentenced on January 18. He faces 20 years in prison.