OSU Grad Student Accused Of Trying To Arrange Sex With Teen


UPDATED: Tuesday February 26, 2013 9:50 AM

Investigators said an Ohio State University graduate student, who is a husband and father, is now accused of trying to arrange a meeting to have sex with a teenager.

Nathan Baker, 32, of Fredrickstown has been charged with importuning and attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

The woman that lives across the street from Baker said she’s never had any worries until now. But after hearing the news, Sally Myers said she is concerned.

Authorities said Baker tried to arrange a meeting at a Grandview church with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

When Baker showed up, he was greeted by members of Franklin County’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Police said that Baker was carrying condoms with him when he arrived.

“How can this be? How can this be in this day and age? But you read about it all the time, but I never think in a small town. We live in a small town,” said Myers.

Myers said she is concerned for Baker’s family and her own.

“I'm just going to make sure I still keep my doors locked, and stay aware of my situation and what's around me, especially when they're here,” said Myers. “(I’m) just greatly concerned for all of us, the whole neighborhood.”

Baker is free on bond. 10TV reached Baker by phone, but he declined to comment  on the charges.

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