A Pelion man was sentenced to 30 years in prison following his conviction on criminal sexual conduct charges involving two minor girls between 2007 and 2009.
Robert Allen Baker was charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of lewd acts on a minor after one of the girls reported to officials at her school that she was raped by him in January 2009, said assistant Lexington County solicitor Debra Moore. When the first girl came forward, her sister also reported she had been raped by Allen.
According to the 11th Circuit Solicitor's Office:
On Jan. 13, 2009, the girls' mother left them in Allen's care to take a friend to a medical appointment in Charleston. Allen drove them to school, but brought the older sister back home and forced her to have sex with him. Allen brought her back to school, where she reported the incident.
When Baker arrived home, he was met by Lexington County deputies, who arrested him. The younger sister was then interviewed and reported previous assaults by Baker.