Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Patrol Operations Bureau
-Violent Crimes Task Force
555 31st Street South #4
St. Petersburg, Fl.
L & L Molestation of Elderly/Disabled Person – Felony
The victim is an elderly female patient at a Lealman assisted living facility (ALF). No other information will be given out that would tend to identify the elderly victim.
What: Pinellas Detectives have arrested a Lealman nurse’s aide after he inappropriately touched an elderly female ALF patient.
Where: The incident took place at a Lealman assisted living facility. No other information will be given out that would tend to identify the elderly victim.
When: Saturday, March 23rd at approximately 4:00 p.m.
Pinellas Detectives have arrested a Lealman nurse’s aide after he inappropriately touched an elderly female ALF patient.
On Saturday, March 23rd 2013, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Baker was observed by another nurse’s aide on top of an elderly female patient as she was lying naked on a bed.
Baker, who at the time had his pants down but underwear still on, immediately got off the female patient and made statements to the effect of “This isn’t what it looks like” and “I don’t want to go to jail”.
These events were eventually reported to the ALF management and the Sheriff’s Office.
Patrol Deputies and Robbery/Homicide Detectives interviewed all parties involved in the matter, including the suspect, and developed enough probable cause to arrest Baker. He was charged with one count of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation of an Elderly/Disabled Person.
Baker has since resigned from the ALF. He is reported to have only worked there for a few months.
At this time, there does not appear to be any other victims.
See attached booking photo.