Ex-police officer charged with rape
Posted December 8, 2011
Robbins, N.C. — A Pinehurst man who worked for two police departments in Moore County faces rape charges, a state Department of Justice spokeswoman said Wednesday.
A grand jury on Monday indicted Travis Baker, 32, on charges of second-degree rape, second-degree sexual offense, two counts of sexual battery, crimes against nature and obstruction of justice. Justice department spokeswoman Noelle Talley said the alleged rape occurred on Aug. 16 but declined to release more details.
Baker was fired from his position as an officer with the Robbins Police Department on Monday, Town Manager George Hayfield said. He had been hired by the department in July.
Baker was also indicted Monday in connection with his work at the Carthage Police Department, Talley said.
In that separate case, he faces five counts each of identity theft, unauthorized access of a government computer and obstruction of justice. Talley said the alleged offenses occurred in March.
State Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Baker Tuesday. He has been released from the Moore County jail after posting a $25,000 bond.