Prude Death Investigation

Police: Gates camp counselor tried to have sexual contact with camper

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Police say a counselor at a camp in Gates tried to talk a camper into a sexual act.

Now, 24-year-old Jaiquise Baker, of Riverdale, George, is charged with attempted disseminating indecent materials to a minor.

Officers say Baker, who served as the director of evening services at Camp Daydreams, tried to entice a 15-year-old camper into a sexual act.

Investigators say the victim was at the camp for a week and started getting messages from Baker after he returned home. He told his parents, who told police, who worked with the FBI to set up a sting.

Agents took over the child’s phone and worked to set up a meeting with Baker, police say.

Baker is now being held on $5,000 bail in Monroe County Jail. It’s unclear if he will face further charges.

Police say Baker has worked at the camp for the past seven years and now they fear there may be other victims. Officers urge parents, who suspect inappropriate conduct, to call Bivona Child Advocacy Center at 585-935-7800 or the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force at 585-546-2220.

Statement from Boys and Girls Club

“The safety of our children is paramount to the parents, staff and board of directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester. When we learned that a volunteer had sent a series of inappropriate text messages to a child we immediately contacted the District Attorney’s office who referred the matter to Gates Police Department and  thankfully the perpetrator has been arrested. We take the protection of our children very seriously and to that end we will work with the various members of law enforcement until this matter is concluded. We stand with the brave and courageous victim of these inappropriate text messages and family and will support them in every way necessary.”

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