Brave young victims come forward to help catch prolific child pornographer

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release

An Oak View man was arrested last Friday for sexual battery, child annoying, possession of child pornography, and battery after an investigation revealed he was targeting students at Nordhoff High School during a recent football game.

On September 29, 2017, at approximately 9:21 pm, Ojai deputies and school officials  were alerted to a report of a suspicious man taking pictures of several students in the stadium, while in attendance at the football game located at Nordhoff High School.

The suspect was contacted and identified as Oak View resident George Baker Jr. He was removed from school property and Ojai detectives began an investigation.

During a week-long investigation, Ojai detectives worked closely with Nordhoff High School officials to identify two juvenile victims. The investigation revealed the suspect had battered one victim, sexually battered the second, and he was in violation of child annoying by taking photographs of both victims in a provocative manner.

On October 6, 2017, Baker was contacted at his place of employment where he was arrested  and taken into custody. He was booked at the Ventura County Jail.

Shortly after his arrest, Ojai detectives executed a search warrant at Baker’s residence. Investigators found evidence of child pornography, which appeared to have been downloaded from the Internet. Additional evidence indicates Baker may be a suspect in additional crimes involving other unidentified female juvenile victims. It appears he may have been trying to create his own child pornography.

Baker is currently out of custody after posting a $50,000 bond. He has a pending court date of October 25, 2017 at 8:15 am in Ventura Superior Court.

Anyone with any information about Baker’s criminal activities or any additional victims are encouraged to contact Detective Hollowell at the below listed number.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank members of the public for their ongoing support and due diligence in providing information to assist our agency in solving crimes and apprehending suspects. We are better at what we do because of our community partnerships. Join us in the fight on crime by following us on Twitter @VENTURASHERIFF, on Facebook with our Official Page, VCSHERIFF on Instagram, and with Nixle by texting your zip code to 888777 to receive local law enforcement and public safety alerts and advisories.


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