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Lealman nurse's aid arrested for molesting elderly patient

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Pinellas detectives arrested 28-year-old Joshua Baker, a Lealman nurse's aid, after he inappropriately touched an elderly female patient at an assisted living facility.

Detectives say on Saturday, March 23rd, at approximately 4:00 p.m. Baker was observed by another nurse's aide on top of an elderly female patient as she lied naked on a bed.

According to detectives, Baker, who at the time had his pants down but underwear still on, immediately got off the female patient and made statements to the effect of "This isn't what it looks like" and "I don't want to go to jail".

These events were eventually reported to the ALF management and the Sheriff's Office.  Patrol Deputies and Robbery/Homicide Detectives interviewed all parties involved in the matter, including the suspect, and developed enough probable cause to arrest Baker.  He was charged with one count of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation of an Elderly/Disabled Person, a felony.

Detectives say Baker has since resigned from the ALF.  He is reported to have only worked there for a few months.

At this time, detectives say, there does not appear to be any other victims.

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