Former Ashland youth pastor accused of sexually abusing girl
By The Associated Press
Kenneth Baker, jail booking photo
ASHLAND, OR (AP) -
A former Ashland youth pastor has been accused of having sexual contact with a young girl he knew through his church.
The Mail Tribune reports that 44-year-old Kenneth Baker has been charged with four felony and two misdemeanor sex charges for incidents that allegedly occurred between 2006 and 2011.
Baker was the youth pastor at First Baptist Church of Ashland. Pastor Don Baldrica of First Baptist told the Mail Triune that Baker admitted to his actions to church leaders, who then immediately notified the sheriff's department.
The church then terminated Baker.
Baker is due back in court Friday.
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