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Convicted sex offender denied bond in assault case

Friday, May 10, 2013 4:31 PM
Last updated 9:44 PM
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Johnnie L. Baker, who has spent most of his adult life in prison, allegedly beat and raped an Augusta woman recently, about one year after his most recent release from prison.

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Johnnie L. Baker


Bond was denied Friday for Baker who faces charges of rape, kidnapping, aggravated sodomy, burglary and aggravated battery.

Assistant District Attorney Garon Muller said in Richmond County Superior Court that on March 20 a couple asleep in the woman’s home were awaken by a man wearing a long leather coat and rubber gloves. Muller said the assailant beat the man who escaped and ran to a nearby home to call 911. The assailant used a box cutter to force the woman into the living room where he beat and sexually assaulted her, Muller said.

A DNA sample from the victim’s rape kit matched Baker’s DNA sample that was in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s computer system, Muller said.

Baker was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a 1997 aggravated assault in Jefferson County. Six months after he was paroled, he was arrested for being a peeping Tom in Richmond County. He was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison in 2004. Two months after he was paroled in 2007, Baker was arrested for the sexual battery of two girls in Richmond County. He was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for that crime, and he served all of the sentence. He was released on April 28, 2012.

Defense attorney Peter Johnson said the DNA evidence could prove crucial in March assault. More than one former or current prison inmate is named John Baker and it is possible the computer match was faulty, Johnson said.

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rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 05/11/13 - 09:46 am
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return to prison, shackle the boy naked face down in a common area for all of the other inmates ( who so choose ) to have their way with. Some of these punks might think twice if they knew they'd get the same treatment after they are caught and sentenced.

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