• Ocoee man accused of exposing self, taking pictures of young children


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A judge has ordered a 68-year-old man to stay out of an Orange County neighborhood after he was accused of exposing himself and taking graphic pictures of children under the age of 13.

    Harold Baker was arrested and remains in the Orange County Jail, but a judge granted him $10,000 bond. However, the bail amount comes with strict requirements that he cannot return to the neighborhood.

    The judge also told Baker he is not allowed to have unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 16.

    Orange County investigators said Baker has been stalking neighborhood kids, tapping on their windows, giving them candy and in one case, a necklace with a heart-shaped pendant, which was left in a 13-year-old's mailbox.

    But the children said Baker then started taking pictures of them and touching them inappropriately.

    A mother of one of the children told Channel 9 she couldn’t believe it when police told her that her son was one of the alleged victims.

    "I cannot believe the kids didn't say anything, because there is no reason why they can't," the woman said. "The kids were in the tree and he was apparently by his window looking at porn and with himself exposed and everything."

    The children said Baker would hug them, say disgusting things to them, and one time they looked through his windows and found pictures of themselves on his computer.

    Authorities said an anonymous tipster blew the whistle on Baker and that when deputies arrived at his home on Friday, he was lurking in his neighbor's bushes.

    Baker's family said they'll go back to his house to get his personal items. They said he'll live with them while he's out on bond.

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