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Convicted Child Molester Sent To Prison

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 1/23/2013

Judgment day came Wednesday for a Lexington man who pleaded no contest to twenty-six charges of sexually molesting four teenage boys.

58-year-old William Baker appeared in Richland County Common Pleas Court for sentencing.

He and his attorney pleaded for mercy, but the prosecutor and a victim's grandfather wanted the longest possible prison term. 

Judge James Henson gave Baker a minimum, mandatory seven year sentence, followed by five years of post-release control.

Should he violate terms of it, he would return to prison for up to twelve years, then spend five more years on post-release control.

He was also designated a Tier Three sex offender, meaning he was register with the sheriff every ninety days for the rest of his life.

   
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