Hugo man pleads guilty to porn-related charge

TULSA, OK - A Hugo man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison after admitting he took photos of an 8-year-old girl as she showered in her home in Broken Arrow.

Michael Baker

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Hugo man has been sentenced to 70 years in
prison after admitting he took photos of an 8-year-old girl as she showered in her home in Broken Arrow.

Michael Baker pleaded guilty to an indecent exposure charge that applies to preparing or exhibiting obscene material or child pornography.

Baker was painting at the home in April when the girl told her father she saw a shadow in the bathroom as she was showering. The girl said she then saw the painter on his hands and knees on the bathroom floor.

Baker was arrested later that day and court documents say he indicated he took photos of the girl with a camera phone.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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  • by what? Location: are you serious? on Jan 8, 2009 at 07:20 PM
    MONEY MONEY MONEY!!!!! Like it or not, we pay for criminals mishaps. Who else better to pay for than someone who had the intent that he did. That little girl will probably always be afraid to undress. If he was sick enough to want pictures, thank God he's behind bars and unable to do anything worse. I would much rather pay for his meals and housing than for that little girl to pay for extensive therapy and medication for the rest of her life. There's no price too high when I think about how many children's lives will be better now that he is behind bars.
  • by Ralph Location: Denison on Jan 8, 2009 at 02:14 PM
    Personally, I don't believe 20yrs is enough for murder, nor do I believe 70yrs is enough for this guy and those like him. I'd rather my taxes didn't have to help keep him fed and clothed, but there is a lot I wish my taxes didn't have to pay for.
  • by Woody Location: Gainesville on Jan 8, 2009 at 01:49 PM
    Karen in Plano-----the guy is NOT 70 years old!!! They gave him 70 years in prison. I agree with Anonymous tho'. Why 70 years when murder will only get them 20 years???
  • by Anonymous on Jan 8, 2009 at 11:58 AM
    i think if that kid wanted to take a shower in her own home she should be able to w/out the worries of some idiot harming her in any way. this guy is sick, if he is going to do this with the dad in the house he has real problems. 70 years is not enough.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 8, 2009 at 11:54 AM
    i agree with kozzy.
  • by me Location: here on Jan 8, 2009 at 09:40 AM
    you think she might think about it for 70 years
  • by Pedobear on Jan 8, 2009 at 07:07 AM
    I know that guy!
  • by Karen Location: Plano, TX on Jan 8, 2009 at 06:41 AM
    I don't blame the 70 year old. I feel like it's the parents fault. I'm not saying what he did, wasn't wrong, because it is. I just think that this wouldn't have happened if the parents were aware of what was happening in thier house. I also think that 70yrs in jail is too long. Its not like he committed manslaughter. This is also just taking money, from us, tax payer. So from where I see it, he won. We are going to paying for him housing and food for 70yrs. So ask yourself, is he he happy one or is it us? Because im not happy.
  • by Anonymous Location: TEXAS on Jan 8, 2009 at 05:05 AM
    Why do these stupid people expose there children to opportunity like this. I FEEL FOR THAT POOR CHILD.It's know difference if it's a pastor or a painter.DON'T TRUST YOUR CHILD WITH PEOPLE YOU DON'T KNOW.
  • by Execute Him Location: U.S.A. on Jan 8, 2009 at 04:17 AM
    KILL ALL, I REPEAT ALL OF THESE OFFENDERS, THEY CANNOT BE REHABILITATED. SENDING THEM TO PRISION IS A WASTE OF MONEY. ONCE CONVICTED HANG THEM.
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