St. Louis, MO-area man listed as Cub Scout leader charged with statutory sodomy

St. Louis, MO-area man listed as Cub Scout leader charged with statutory sodomy
Baker is reportedly listed on a Cub Scout site for the O’Fallon area as leader for second-graders. (Source: O'Fallon, Missouri PD, Facebook)

O’FALLON, MO (KFVS) - A Missouri police department is asking for victims or witnesses to come forward after a man was charged with deviate sexual intercourse with a child under 12.

According to O’Fallon, Missouri Police Department, Matthew Baker, 48, of O’Fallon was charged with statutory sodomy or attempted statutory sodomy – deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 12.

Court documents state in February of 2018 an 8-year-old juvenile told her mother that while at his house he took her upstairs to his bedroom and pulled her pants down.

The juvenile also explained on Oct. 23 that between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2017 Baker allegedly touched her “privates” while she was at his home.

Baker is reportedly listed on a Cub Scout site for the O’Fallon area as leader for second-graders.

Police learned of the alleged charges after a call about a sexual assault. Baker is a suspect in a separate child sexual assault investigation and is out on bail after posting a $50,000 cash bond.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective R.S. McDermott, (636) 379-5659 or by email.

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