Retired LAPD Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Possessing Child Pornography

May 01, 2019 - 5:20 pm
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A 61-year-old retired Los Angeles police officer is due in court today on charges of possessing child pornography, officials said.

Clark Warren Baker, 61,  was arraigned on one felony count of possession of child or youth pornography, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors say images of child pornography were discovered on an external hard drive during a search of Baker's home on Nov. 28, 2018.

He was arrested at that time and released on $20,000 bail.

Now retired, Baker has been charged with one felony count of possession of child or youth pornography, which could send him to state prison for a maximum of three years if he’s convicted.

Baker worked for the LAPD from 1980 to 2000, and according to the LA Times, he was convicted of battery in 1992 after being accused of slapping, kicking, and dragging an immigrant while assigned to the Valley’s traffic division. His conviction was later overturned by an appeals pane

The case remains under investigation by the LAPD Juvenile Division, Internet Crimes Against Children Unit.

--CNS