Bloomington Man sentenced for failure to register as sex offender

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Bloomington Man sentenced for failure to register as sex offender

March 21, 2013 Updated Mar 21, 2013 at 9:40 PM CDT

A Bloomington man, convicted of four rapes in Cook County, who failed to register as a sex offender in Illinois, was sentenced this week to a sentence above the guideline range.

Senior U.S. District Judge Michael M. Mihm sentenced Roy Anthony Baker, 51, to a six years and five months in federal prison for violation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

Baker was also ordered to remain on federal supervised release for the remainder of his life following completion of his prison sentence.

Baker plead guilty to the offense on May 31, 2012. While on bond in McLean County, from November 2011 to February 13, 2012, Baker traveled from Illinois to Michigan to live with a single mother he met on the Internet.

At the time, Baker was on bond pending sentencing for his second violation in McLean County for violation of the Sex Offender Registration requirement.

According to court documents, Baker was released from the Illinois Department of Corrections in November 2000, after serving two concurrent sentences of 28 years in prison for rapes committed in January and February 1987, less than three months after his release from prison for two rape convictions in 1983.

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