was an LDS church member in Clearfield, Utah; accused of voyeurism and child sexual exploitation

Case Summary

Richard Curtis Baker was a mormon in Clearfield, Utah. After selling his home the new owner did some remodeling and found a camera in the bathroom with footage showing Baker setting up a camera, which then went on to record children using the restroom. The new owner turned the recordings into the police and Baker was charged with 4 counts of SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR – 2nd Degree Felony and 3 counts of VOYEURISM BY ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT CONCEALED OR DISGUISED – Class A Misdemeanor. Baker was found guilty of 1 count of SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR and 1 count of VOYEURISM BY ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT CONCEALED OR DISGUISED.
Baker was sentenced 1-15 years in prison/prison time suspended. Jail sentence was 364 days, with 4 days credit and probation for 46 months.

2nd District- Farmington
DAVIS COUNTY, STATE OF UTAH
STATE OF UTAH vs. RICHARD CURTIS BAKER
CASE NUMBER 221702257 State Felony

CHARGES:

Charge 1 – 76-5B-201(3) – SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR – 2nd Degree Felony
Offense Date: June 23, 2021
Location: Syracuse
Plea: May 25, 2023 Guilty
Disposition: May 25, 2023 Guilty

Charge 2 – 76-5B-201(3) – SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR – 2nd Degree Felony
Offense Date: June 23, 2021
Location: Syracuse
Plea: January 26, 2023 Not Guilty
Disposition: May 25, 2023 Dismissed w/ Prejudi

Charge 3 – 76-5B-201(3) – SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR – 2nd Degree Felony
Offense Date: June 23, 2021
Location: Syracuse
Plea: January 26, 2023 Not Guilty
Disposition: May 25, 2023 Dismissed w/ Prejudi

Charge 4 – 76-5B-201(3) – SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR – 2nd Degree Felony
Offense Date: June 23, 2021
Location: Syracuse
Plea: January 26, 2023 Not Guilty
Disposition: May 25, 2023 Dismissed w/ Prejudi

Charge 5 – 76-9-702.7(1) – VOYEURISM BY ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT CONCEALED OR DISGUISED – Class A Misdemeanor
Offense Date: June 23, 2021
Location: Syracuse
Plea: May 25, 2023 Guilty
Disposition: May 25, 2023 Guilty

Charge 6 – 76-9-702.7(1) – VOYEURISM BY ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT CONCEALED OR DISGUISED – Class A Misdemeanor
Offense Date: June 23, 2021
Location: Syracuse
Plea: January 26, 2023 Not Guilty
Disposition: May 25, 2023 Dismissed w/ Prejudi

Charge 7 – 76-9-702.7(1) – VOYEURISM BY ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT CONCEALED OR DISGUISED – Class A Misdemeanor
Offense Date: June 23, 2021
Location: Syracuse
Plea: January 26, 2023 Not Guilty
Disposition: May 25, 2023 Dismissed w/ Prejudi

SENTENCE PRISON
Based on the defendant’s conviction of SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR a 2nd Degree Felony, the defendant is sentenced to an indeterminate term of not less than one year nor more than fifteen years in the Utah State Prison.
The prison term is suspended.

SENTENCE PRISON CONCURRENT/CONSECUTIVE NOTE
Charges to run concurrent.

SENTENCE JAIL
Based on the defendant’s conviction of VOYEURISM BY ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT CONCEALED OR DISGUISED a Class A Misdemeanor, the defendant is sentenced to a term of 364day(s) The total time suspended for this charge is 364day(s).

Credit is granted for time served.
Credit is granted for 4 day(s) previously served.

SENTENCE JAIL SERVICE NOTE
The court grants good time credit.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Complete 100 hour(s) of community service.

ORDER OF PROBATION
The defendant is placed on probation for 46 month(s).
Probation is to be supervised by Adult Probation and Parole.
Defendant to serve 90 day(s) jail.

Sources
  1. Clearfield man arrested, accused of taking video of children in home bathroom
    view source details | 15 Dec 2022 | 2KUTV
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