Flasher sentenced – Man receives 20 years

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 28, 2014
Johnta Baker mug shot, obtained from from DeKalb County Jail website

Johnta Baker mug shot, obtained from from DeKalb County Jail website

A man who police say flashed a boy at the Decatur Library in 2012 was convicted of molestation charges related to the crime, the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office says.

Johnta Baker was charged in child molestation after the August 2012 incident. Police said Baker, who was 19 at the time, exposed himself to a boy at the library and then touched the child with his genitals. The boy’s parent and witnesses tried to stop Baker, who fled to a nearby MARTA station, jumping onto the tracks and running through the tunnel. He was later captured. His trial began in March of this year.

DeKalb County DA spokesman Erik Burton said Baker was convicted and “sentenced for a total of 20 years with the first 12 years to be served in confinement and the remainder to be served on probation.”

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  • dubusadus

    Total tangent but the mugshot websites exploit the weak and vulnerable and are another way to prevent them from being gainfully employed. They only take down the mugshots if they’re paid off even if the person is proven innocent and has all the proper documentation to prove otherwise. And once one mugshot is taken down, another site uploads the same mugshot and charges a separate fee. Rinse and repeat. It’s virtual blackmail.

    Georgia actually passed a law against these websites but since the bill passed these sites have removed all information about their physical location. You can call in and request a physical address but good luck with that; their employees are paid to keep mum and are complicit in the extortion. So while gov’t agencies have the mandate to take these sites down, they can’t. And because nobody cares, the agencies that have the mandate to take them down aren’t given the proper resources (ie money) to launch a full investigation.

    It’s a shady as hell business that’s not even legal in the state of Georgia anymore. I’d recommend staying the hell off of these sites. They don’t need anymore revenue than they’re already getting from the people they’re preying on.

    • I’m not sure what site you’re referring to, but we are a news website. This image was obtained from the DeKalb County Jail website and is posted here as part of a news article. We don’t publish mugshots as a stand-alone product. We would never remove information from this website in exchange for compensation.

      • dubusadus

        Gotcha. Like I said, total tangent about a mostly ignored issue. Has nothing to do with Decaturish, you guys are doing good work.

        • Phew. For a minute I was worried we were getting associated with Busted, Et. Al. I’m not really a fan of those sites myself. Thanks for your kind words and for reading.

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