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May 13, 2019: Man Pleads No Contest to Possessing Child Pornography

Paul Eakins, Public Information Officer

A Los Angeles man pleaded no contest today to one felony count of possessing child or youth pornography, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Clark Warren Baker (dob 8/26/57) entered an open plea to the court, which means a sentence was not negotiated with the District Attorney’s Office.

Sentencing is scheduled on June 21 in Department 31 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Baker, who is a retired Los Angeles Police Department officer, faces a possible maximum sentence of three years in state prison.

Deputy District Attorney Angela Brunson of the Cyber Crime Division prosecuted case BA476751.

On Nov. 28, 2018, images of child pornography were discovered on an external hard drive during a search of Baker’s home, the prosecutor said. The case was filed for arrest warrant on April 8.

The case was investigated by the LAPD Juvenile Division, Internet Crimes Against Children Unit.