October 16, 2019
A Lebanon man was arrested on suspicion of several sex crimes and a child pornography charge on Tuesday afternoon.
Elijah Nathaniel Baker, 18, was charged in Linn County Circuit Court on Wednesday afternoon with three counts of first-degree sex abuse, first-degree sodomy and first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse.
Judge Rachel Kittson-MaQatish set Baker’s bail at $75,000, as requested by the prosecution.
Prosecutor Richard Wijers said the sodomy charge was a Jessica’s Law crime, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.
Defense attorney Heidi Sternhagen, who handled Wednesday’s