By J Swygart - email@example.com
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — An Elida man was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for raping a 15-year-old girl at a Poling Road address in April. William Baker Jr., 40, was also required to register as a Tier 3 sex offender for the rest of his life.
An Allen County jury found Baker guilty in October of eight felony counts related to sexual acts which he performed on the young victim, including digital penetration and oral sex.
The victim testified on the opening day of Baker’s jury trial that she had been subjected to those and other sexual acts on the date in question. Various forensic science experts testified to the strong likelihood that the defendant’s DNA was present on the victim, although no semen was detected.