50 year old Patrick S. Baker of Caldwell was sentenced to one year plus one day in prison for possessing images of child sexual abuse. The sentence also calls for three years on supervised release after Baker is freed from prison. He also must participate in sex offender treatment and forfeit the laptop computer used in the offense. He pleaded guilty to the charge last November.
According The Idaho Statesman the plea agreement, officers from the Nampa Police Department responded to Nampa's Hilton Inn on March 14, 2013, after management reported a guest had overstayed the contracted time. Officers discovered Baker in the room. According to court documents, he had checked in the previous night and used the hotel’s wireless Internet service to download hundreds of images of child erotica and at least 36 realistic-looking digitally created images depicting prepubescent minors engaged in sexual acts with adults. Investigators also found several images of minor females, most approximately ages 3 to 12 years, posing in ways to bring attention to their pubic area.