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Templeton man arrested on suspicion of child molestation is in ICU with kidney failure

Arraignment for the Twin Cities Community Hospital administrator arrested last week on suspicion of child molestation and possession of child pornography has been delayed because he is in the intensive care unit at a local hospital.

Donald Baker, 39, is being treated for kidney failure at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, his lawyer, David Fisher, said in court Tuesday.

Baker is diabetic, Fisher said. The lawyer also said the failure is connected with salty food served at County Jail.

Baker was booked into County Jail on earlier this month on five charges: lewd or lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14, incest, possessing 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.

The arraignment hearing was rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. Monday.

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