On 9/22/16 Racine County Sheriff’s Investigators conducted an undercover operation in Eastern Racine County. The operation involved a 31 year old Cook County Illinois resident, who traveled to Racine County in order to exchange child pornography and engage in sexual activity with a 9 year old female.
Through the course of the operation the suspect, identified as David M. Baker, made arrangements to meet and exchange child pornography as well as engage in sexual activity with a juvenile. Baker traveled to a pre-designated location where he was met by Sheriff’s investigators and was subsequently taken into custody.
Baker was conveyed to the Racine County Jail without incident and is being held on numerous felony charges.
Sheriff Schmaling stated “Although these types of investigations are lengthy and resource intensive, they are some of the most important cases related to the safety of our communities and our children.” Furthermore, “It is ensuring the safety of our children that strengthens the resolve and commitment of this office in the continued pursuit of these types of offenders”.
The investigation into this matter is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.