Sex crime against toddler

Man faces possible life sentence for sodomizing a 2-year-old

An Oroville man faces 25 years to life in state prison after pleading no contest on Feb. 8 to a charge of sodomizing a 2-year-old girl.

Oroville Police were notified on Jan. 11 that the toddler had been admitted to Oroville Hospital with injuries consistent with sexual assault, according to a press release from Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey. Investigators learned that Kenneth James Baker, 27, was the girl’s babysitter for three days while her mother was in the hospital delivering another child. Family members noticed bruising while changing her diapers and took her to the hospital.

Baker later admitted to sodomizing the toddler and his $1 million bail was revoked pending his sentencing, scheduled for March 8.