Lewiston man ordered to stand trial on child porn charges

LOGAN — A 62-year-old Lewiston man has pleaded not guilty to viewing child pornography on his work computer, after a judge decided to bind him over for trial.

Gregory Baker appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning for a preliminary hearing. He was arrested in 2016 and charged with four counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, a third-degree felony.

Prosecutors allege that Baker on several occasions viewed images of young girls on his work computer, while he was employed as a mail delivery man for a Logan company. He later confessed to co-workers and detectives when confronted.

During the hearing, the company’s IT Security Manager testified that they first became alarmed of Baker in December 2015, when suspicious material appeared on his company computer. Believing it could be Malware, the company set up a nearby camera and computer program to monitor its use. Six months later they called police after determining the defendant was using internet search engines to view pictures of young girls.

Logan City detective Kendall Olsen testified that the screen shots, taken from the computer monitoring program, appeared to be child pornography, but since they were screen shots of actual pictures, they could not be verified. He also said, during an interview, Baker admitted to viewing and printing various pictures. He would then take the pictures to a bathroom and flush them down the toilet.

Judge Kevin Allen ruled that prosecutors had sufficient evidence to hold Baker over on all four counts. He ordered the defendant to appear again in court October 22.


will@cvradio.com

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2 Comments

  • Katie Watkins September 11, 2018 at 7:48 pm Reply

    This is disgustingly omg. Get your facts straight before you smear a Good mans name. Greg baker is one of the best people I have ever known in my life. Please take this down.

  • Katie Watkins September 11, 2018 at 8:18 pm Reply

    This has been such a nightmare for my family. PLEASE take this story down. Greg is my step dad and has raised me since I was 3 years old. He never once even looked at me inappropriately. He is such a good man. The courts are making him out to be a monster. This story is making it worse. Please remove it. Please.

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