— Former Seminole police officer Ronald Baker
was sentenced Friday to life in prison for repeatedly molesting an
underage female relative at his Sunrise home, taking pictures of the girl in compromising positions and storing those pictures on his home computer."The
crimes which you have been convicted of would be disturbing under any
circumstances," said Broward Circuit Judge Michael Usan, who sentenced
Baker as a "rapist, child molester and child pornographer."
He said Baker would never again know the comfort of a family member's embrace.
"You should pray that on that day when you face your maker, that he'll show some mercy on your soul," Usan said.
was convicted by a jury on May 10. The victim had testified that the
abuse took place from the time she was 8 until her grandmother walked in
on Baker fondling her inappropriately when she was 17. Baker
maintained his innocence throughout Friday's sentencing hearing. The
victim, now 20, said she still struggles to recognize that she is not to
blame for what Baker did to her.
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