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Michael Baker Verdict

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Michael Baker Verdict

Thursday, August 23, 2018

District Attorney Matthew Van Houten announced today that Michael B. Baker, 27, of Groton, was convicted by a jury of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree after a trial in the Lansing Town Court.  The jury arrived at the verdict on August 22, 2018.

Baker was found guilty of subjecting another person to sexual contact when that person is legally incapable of consent.  At the time of the offense, Baker was employed as a corrections officer at the Tompkins County Jail and the victim was a female inmate in the custody of the local correctional facility.  As a result of the conviction, Baker will be required to register as a sex offender.

Sentencing has been scheduled for October 10, 2018 before Judge W. David Banfield. 

Assistant District Attorney Daniel Johnson prosecuted the case.  Thomas Kheel was the defendant’s attorney.  The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.