Templeton husband and wife accused of child molestation
June 27, 2011
By KAREN VELIE
A Templeton husband and wife were arrested for the alleged repeated molestation of a male relative under the age of 14, according to a sheriff’s report.
Donald Baker, the former nursing director of the intensive care unit at a Templeton hospital, and his wife Wendy Baker are accused of 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 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.
The victim told investigators he never disclosed to either Wendy or Donald Baker that the other spouse had also molested him.
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 was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $100,000.
Both Wendy and Donald Baker were released on bail.
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.
The girl said Donald Baker told her not to tell Wendy Baker about the alleged molestation.