A 64-year-old Shreveport man faces up to 20 years in prison, and a fine of up to $50,000, following his conviction on child pornography Wednesday, February 15, 2017, in Caddo District Court.
Paul Alan Baker was found guilty of possessing pornography involving juveniles by the four-man eight-woman jury empaneled before District Judge Brady D. O’Callaghan.
He was booked into Caddo Correctional Center January 10, 2014, on 50 counts. He was arrested after agents from the Attorney General’s office conducted an undercover peer-to-peer investigation which that led to an IP address that in turn tracked to Baker’s home. Agents secured a warrant to search the address and once the warrant was executed Baker admitted post-Miranda to downloading child pornography.
Baker has no prior felony record but does have past DWI and criminal trespass convictions.
Baker will return to court March 6 for sentencing. He faces a fine of up to $50,000 and a prison term of at least five years and up to 20 years, without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.
Prosecutors were Caddo Parish Assistant District Attorneys Mekisha Smith Creal and Monique Y. Metoyer. Baker was defended by Mary Harried.