Child sex offender accused of sexual assault two days after getting out of prison

child sex offender charged with sexual assault  days after getting out of prison
Source: Aurora Police Department, Mega

Nov. 16 2021, Published 2:21 p.m. ET

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A convicted child sex offender in Illinois was out of prison for just two days when police say he raped a young woman in Aurora, Illinois.

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On Aug. 21, officers responded to an Aurora hospital regarding a report of a sexual assault that had occurred, the Aurora Illinois Police Department said.

During the investigation, police said they learned the 18-year-old victim was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance of the family while he was visiting.

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Officials said the suspect, identified as 38-year-old Joseph Baker, came to Aurora from Chicago and sexually assaulted the victim while they were at her family’s home. Baker continued to make additional sexual advances on the woman throughout the evening.

Detectives determined Baker was a convicted child sex offender and was released from prison on Aug. 18, just two days before the sexual assault.

Baker was arrested and has been charged with numerous counts of criminal sexual assault.

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