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Flasher sentenced – Man receives 20 years

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Flasher sentenced – Man receives 20 years

Johnta Baker mug shot, obtained from from DeKalb County Jail website
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Johnta Baker mug shot, obtained from from DeKalb County Jail website

Johnta Baker mug shot, obtained from from DeKalb County Jail website

A man who police say flashed a boy at the Decatur Library in 2012 was convicted of molestation charges related to the crime, the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office says.

Johnta Baker was charged in child molestation after the August 2012 incident. Police said Baker, who was 19 at the time, exposed himself to a boy at the library and then touched the child with his genitals. The boy’s parent and witnesses tried to stop Baker, who fled to a nearby MARTA station, jumping onto the tracks and running through the tunnel. He was later captured. His trial began in March of this year.

DeKalb County DA spokesman Erik Burton said Baker was convicted and “sentenced for a total of 20 years with the first 12 years to be served in confinement and the remainder to be served on probation.”

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