Templeton resident Donald Baker, 39, was arrested by San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s deputies on Friday on suspicion of child molestation and possession of child pornography.
He was booked into County Jail on five charges: lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14, incest, processing material depicting a minor under the age of 14 engaging in or simulating a sexual act, lewd or lascivious acts against children and an outstanding warrant, according to the Sheriff’s Department website.
Baker is the critical care director at Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton but is currently on administrative leave, said Faye Fraser, hospital spokesperson. She added that the hospital has appointed an interim director to take over his duties.
The investigation is ongoing and additional evidence is being processed, said sheriff’s spokesman Rob Bryn.
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Baker remains in County Jail on $200,000 bail.
The warrant, issued in Oklahoma by the Tulsa Police Department, dates back to 1992 and is for “obtaining merchandise by bogus check,” according to a warrant search on the police department’s website.
Baker grew up in Tulsa, Okla. and has lived in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma and California, according to a Google profile. He has worked at St. John Medical Center, EMSA, Tulsa Life Flight, St. Francis Hospital, and San Luis Ambulance.