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Sacramento Cop Accused Of Rape Hit With Restraining Order

SACRAMENTO-

The Sacramento Police officer who is accused of raping an elderly, disabled woman was told not to go near his alleged victim, her apartment or the home of her son where she sometimes stays.

49-year-old Gary Baker, a 22 year veteran of the police force, is charged with rape, oral copulation and several other sex crimes committed on a 78-year-old woman who was disabled by a stroke.

He is out of jail currently after posting a $1 million bail.

The woman lived in a seniors apartment complex in South Sacramento and was able to describe her attacker in 2010 as a security officer or policeman despite having trouble speaking.

Investigators say Baker was caught on a hidden camera being scared off by an alarm in his most recent visit to the woman’s home on December 11 of this year.

Investigators recognized Baker right away and eventually obtained a DNA sample which matched a sample gathered in 2010. He was fired from the department after his arrest.

Defense attorney Linda Parisi, a veteran of high-profile criminal cases, asked for a delay until she could review the case against Baker.

“We’ll have more comment after I review the allegations against Mr. Baker.  We look forward to participating in the process and clearing Mr. Baker’s name,” said Parisi.

She was not concerned with the restraining order which she said was common in such cases and said they intended to honor the protective order issued by Judge Kevin McCormack on the spot at the insistence of the District Attorney’s Office.

The Sacramento D.A.’s office has a good conviction record in cold cases involving DNA evidence that is decades old.  In this instance the DNA sample is just 2 years old.

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