April 2007

Dangerous paedophile gets life term

A man branded a “lifelong paedophile” was yesterday jailed for life for a string of sex offences against young boys.

Trevor Baker, 44, formerly of Didcot, was found guilty of six rapes, three serious sexual assaults and three indecent assaults. He was acquitted of three charges of indecent assault.

Sentencing Baker at Oxford Crown Court, Judge David Morton Jack said: “You have done great harm to your victims. The danger that you present to children is at a very high level.

“You’re clearly a lifelong paedophile.”

He said Baker’s previous convictions included indecent assault on a nine-year-old boy when Baker was 22 and rape of a two-year-old girl when he was 28.

The trial had earlier heard Baker raped two young boys, committed serious sexual offences on one four-year-old boy, and indecently assaulted two boys, between the late 1970s and 2001.

Baker was told he must serve a minimum of eight years before he is eligible for parole.