Convicted sex offender wants sentencing delayed

January 25, 2012

One of the victims with Wendy and Donald Baker at a work Christmas party

A Templeton man who pled guilty to sexually molesting two children asked a judge on Tuesday to delay his sentencing until Feb. 20 after he receives radiation treatment for cancer. [Tribune]

Donald Baker, 40, told San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Barry LaBarbera that his lung cancer has spread to other parts of his body including his brain.

LaBarbera said that he will make his decision on Thursday based on whether or not the prison system can accommodate Baker’s medical needs.

As part of a plea agreement, Baker is facing 10 to 20 years in prison.

In October 2010, Donald Baker was charged with eight felony counts in the 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 also plead guilty to molesting a now 14-year-old male relative who told sheriff investigators that Donald Baker began molesting him in July 2010 and that the alleged molestation went on for about a month, according to the sheriff’s report.

The boy also accused Wendy Baker, Donald Baker’s wife, of molesting him. Sheriff’s detective Sonja O’Donohoe arrested Wendy Baker on April 26 for committing a lewd or lascivious act on a child under 14.

Baker maintains his innocence and claims he pled guilty to spare the children from having to testify and because he is dying, the Tribune said.



  1. Spirit Filled says:

    Good time to give his life to God. I’m sure the guy is suffering. God bless anyone ever molested. My wife and I took care of a little girl that had been molested when she was 2 up until about 3 1/2 years old. We took her to play therapy 3 times a week for 2 years. Thank God for Victims Witness. Paid for everything.
    The little girl is okay now and is functioning normally..At least as normal as possible. We were gifted to have her with us for 4 or 5 years. She is now 24 and will always be an angel in our lives .It’s too bad she still carries around the memory of that crap. If the subject ever comes up she can talk about it openly.In fact, when the subject came up in school she raised her hand and told everyone about good touch and bad touch. She told everyone to tell their teacher or parents if anything like that happens to them. The teacher was very proud of her for being so open. She told her schoolmates that she had gone through the “bad touch” when she was younger.
    I say we lock these jerks up and let God take care of the punishment. Now if someone would have molested one of my kids I would have killed them. But I think that is the wrong way for a God loving man to act.

    God Bless all who are hurting from whatever this life brings.

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    • Typoqueen says:

      You sound like you might be or have been a foster parent. Or perhaps this young lady was simply a friend you knew or a family member. Personally I appreciate that you took care of someone like this, you are good person and deserve to be commended. I know that taking someone with such issues can be a lot of work.

      I have had many dealings with the Victims Witness Program. It is one of those little unknown organizations that provides a needed service. Many kids have been saved because of them. The people that handle the cases are kind and they always get things done fast with little to no bureaucracy. When I get back on my feet financially this will be the first place that I will donate to. I simply can’t say enough kind things about them.

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      • Spirit Filled says:

        Many many blessings have come from our opportunity to love this child. Mostly unexpected.

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  2. Typoqueen says:

    Fine, put it off, let him pay for his radiation instead of us. As pasoparent said I wouldn’t mind if they made a little oopsy and over radiated the wrong organ. If I were a doctor I couldn’t ethically treat someone like this, I know that I’d fix things. No sympathy from me with these types of pigs.

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  3. pasoparent5 says:

    When performing the radiation treatment, I hope the technician accidentally “treats” Baker’s male organ. As a follow up “treatment,” castration should be an option. He hurt at least 2 kids. He’s a pervert. I could care less that he’s “dying.”

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    • Spirit Filled says:

      My wife always says that the same way. Actually the proper saying is, “I couldn’t care less”, not, “I could care less”. God Bless,

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