Increase sentences against Craigavon sex fiends Keith and Caroline Baker.
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A Craigavon couple (Keith and Caroline Baker) convicted of horrific sexual offences against a mentally disabled woman, were sentenced this week. Keith Baker was sentence to 15 years and Caroline Baker sentenced 3 years, to serve 18 months on licence.
In October last year the husband and wife pleaded guilty to what prosecuting QC Toby Hedworth described at Craigavon Crown Court as “a catalogue of grave sexual abusive behaviour towards a woman with severe learning disabilities who was kept at the defendants’ home for a number of years for their, and in particular Keith Baker’s, sexual gratification.”
Keith Baker pleaded guilty to 11 charges and his wife seven.
The Bakers, formerly from Drumellen Mews in Craigavon, confessed to the three charges they jointly faced, two of engaging in sexual activity with a mentally disabled person and one of inciting such a person to engage in sexual activity.
Keith Baker admitted a further six counts of rape of the same woman and a final count of indecently assaulting the woman while Caroline Baker pleaded guilty to three offences of aiding and abetting her husband to rape their victim and a single count of indecent assault with all of the offences occurring on various dates between 15 March 2004 and 20 December 2012.
The offences came to light when another woman, known only as Miss X and said to be “somewhere between a victim and defendant,” alerted the authorities that a woman was being held hostage at the Bakers’ home.
Mr Hedworth outlined how both Caroline Baker and Miss X had given birth to four children to Keith Baker and that in the two semi detached houses, “men lived in one half and the women in the other.”
Keith also invited other 'friends' into the house who also, in turn sexually assault this poor individual. These people need to be sought and punished for their crimes.
The victim was kept as an invisible prisoner in a room at their filthy house of horrors in Craigavon, Co Armagh, with no light bulb and no door handle on the inside. The toilet was overflowing with human excrement. All the while the perpetrators recorded videos of this vile sexual abuse.
She went from being well-nourished to becoming emaciated, extremely thin with a distended abdomen. She was so badly emaciated most of her teeth had to be removed.
These sentences are ridiculously lenient and would need to be reviewed and increased. These were heinous crimes and their sentences DO NOT reflect these dreadful injustices to this poor victim.
The sentences passed down DO NOT reflect the reality nor the severity of these crimes nor the injuries inflicted on a mentally disabled member of society.
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