Amazing. This guy was a classmate of mine in high school. I went one way and he became a city cop. Officer ordered to stay away from victim in rape case
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The Sacramento police officer accused of raping a 77-year-old woman made his first appearance today in Sacramento Superior Court.
Gary Dale Baker said nothing and waived the reading of the charges against him during his appearance that took less than two minutes in front of Judge Kevin J. McCormick.
Deputy District Attorney Amy Holliday served Baker, 49, with a protective order that he stay away from the alleged victim.
Baker's lawyer, Linda Parisi, said, "We look forward to our participation in the process in order to clear Officer Baker's name."
McCormick scheduled Baker's next court date for Jan. 17.
Here was the initial story that I found on the AP:
SACRAMENTO (AP) -- A veteran Sacramento police officer has been arrested on suspicion of repeatedly sexually assaulting an elderly woman while off duty.
The Sacramento Police Department says 49-year-old Gary Baker was arrested Thursday on suspicion of rape, forcible oral copulation and other charges in the assault of a 76-year-old woman.
Police say Baker, who has been a police officer for 22 years, went to the woman's house four times over the past two years.
After she told her family her abuser had returned earlier this month, relatives installed a video surveillance camera at her home.
On Tuesday, investigators reviewing footage captured Monday recognized the suspect as Gary Baker. Police Chief Rick Braziel fired Baker Thursday. It was not immediately clear whether Baker had retained an attorney.