Templeton child molester sentenced to 16 years
February 7, 2012
A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge sentenced Donald Baker to 16 years in prison on Monday for sex crimes against two children now ages 12 and 15.
Baker had avoided sentencing for more than a month claiming he needed to remain free because he suffers from cancer.
At the hearing, prosecutors read a letter written by the 12 year old female victim who said Baker used her like a “toy.” In sheriff reports, she said that Baker usually set one night a week aside as an evening of molestation while her mother went out for part of the evening.
During the hearing, Baker, 40, after months of professing his innocence, admitted to molesting the two children.
In December, Baker pled guilty to molesting the 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. He also pled guilty to molesting a male relative. However, at the time, he claimed he pled guilty to protect the children from having to testify.