Incidents In Trigg Child Sex Abuse Case Allegedly Occurred In 2011

A former Trigg County man indicted on child sex abuse charges earlier this year appeared for a hearing in Trigg Circuit Court Wednesday afternoon for a motion to amend his indictment of when the alleged offenses occurred.

39-year old Richard Baker is charged with first-degree sodomy – victim under 12-years of age and promoting sex performance by a minor under 16-years of age. The charges are in connection to a Kentucky State Police investigation that began in March 2017 after they received information Baker had sexually abused a child under 12-years of age while he lived in Trigg County.

Judge C.A. “Woody” Woodall granted a motion filed by the Commonwealth’s Attorney to amend the dates on both counts on the indictment.

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Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jill Giordano and Baker’s public defender, Jason Pfeil also said they had agreed to set another pretrial conference two months out to give him more time in the case.

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Judge Woodall scheduled the next pretrial conference for September 11 at 1:00.A Trigg County Indictment Warrant was issued for Baker on May 16, 2018 and with the help of the U.S. Marshal Service and Interpol, he was reportedly found in the Philipines in February 2019. He was flown back to the United States to face the charges and extradited to Kentucky in April 2019.

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