A Caddo Parish Judge on Monday, March 6, 2017, sentenced a Shreveport man found guilty of possessing child pornography to 15 years in prison.
Since the term imposed by Caddo District Judge Brady O’Callaghan must be served without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence, 64-year-old Paul Alan Baker will be almost 80 before he is outside prison walls again.
Baker was found guilty February 15, 2017, of possessing pornography involving juveniles by a four-man eight-woman jury.
He was booked into Caddo Correctional Center January 10, 2014, on 50 counts, after he was arrested after agents from the Attorney General’s office who had conducted an undercover peer-to-peer investigation. 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 had no prior felony record but does have past DWI and criminal trespass convictions.
Prosecutors were Caddo Parish Assistant District Attorneys Mekisha Smith Creal and Monique Y. Metoyer. Baker was defended by Mary Harried.