Knoxville man sentenced to 19 years after confessing to sexually molesting child

Daryl Baker (Courtesy: Knox County Jail via WATE)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A Knoxville man was sentenced to 19 years in prison after he was recorded confessing to sexually molesting a child on the video-recording system of an Uber vehicle.

Daryl R. Baker, 61, pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated sexual battery, five counts of attempted rape of a child and two counts of sexual battery by an authority figure.

Prosecutors said on December 21, 2013, the Knoxville Police Department received information that Baker had been sexually assaulting a child for several years beginning when the victim was 9. Baker was confronted about the assaults and his confession was recorded in an Uber vehicle. He also confessed to a police investigator.

Under the terms of his plea agreement, he will serve 19 years in prison.