Case Delayed for Deputy Charged with Raping Girl
UPDATED JANUARY 19TH
HAMILTON COUNTY (WRCB) -- A school resource officer charged with rape will be back in court in two months.
Jeff Baker was placed on leave in November from East Ridge Middle School. He's charged with aggravated statutory rape for two alleged incidents that happened with a high school student.
Police say one incident happened at the middle school and another at an apartment.
On Tuesday, the case was passed to March 17th.
HAMILTON COUNTY (WRCB) -- A Hamilton County school resource officer is accused of raping a teenaged girl.
In November, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office was notified by the East Ridge Police Department about allegations of improper contact between Deputy Jeff Edwin Baker and a juvenile female. That investigation resulted in the arrest of Deputy Jeff Edwin Baker who will be charged with two counts of Aggravated Statutory Rape.
Investigators say one incident allegedly happened at East Ridge Middle School where Deputy Baker was assigned as the School Resource Officer. The second incident reportedly occurred at an apartment complex.
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond said, "Anytime a situation like this happens, it saddens all of us. We are committed, however, to provide a safe environment for all the citizens of Hamilton County. This incident in no way reflects on the integrity and dedication of any of the other law enforcement officers who serve and protect us daily."