Kentucky man extradited from Philippines on child sex charges

Richard Baker

A man working in the Philippines has been returned to Kentucky to face charges involving child sex crimes alleged to have occurred while he lived in Trigg County.

Kentucky State Police said it launched an investigation in March 2017 into Richard Baker after receiving information that the 39-year-old had sexually abused a child under the age of 12.

As a result of the investigation, Baker was indicted in May 2018 on charges including first-degree sodomy on a child under 12 and promoting a minor under 16 in a sex performance.

With assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service and Interpol, investigators said Baker was located in the Philippines and detained in February.

He was released from the Philippines to the U.S. Marshals Service on April 18 and flown to the United States where he was transported to the Georgia Department of Corrections, authorities said.

State Police extradited Baker to Kentucky on Tuesday and he was lodged in the Christian County jail on multiple charges.

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