Rochester man accused of sexually abusing six-year-old child

(ABC 6 News) – A 73-year-old Rochester man appeared in court Tuesday on a charge of 1st-degree criminal sexual conduct after allegedly repeatedly raping a six-year-old child.

Robert Charles Baker was detained Feb. 17.

Olmsted County Court records show that the state filed a notice to seek aggravated sentencing — more than the presumptive 12-year sentence if proven guilty — on the same day.

According to court documents, Rochester police received a call from a Mayo Clinic physician in August 2022, who reported that a six-year-old patient may have been sexually assaulted.

Rochester police received information from a search warrant that allegedly implicated Baker in January 2023, according to court records.

Baker was released from the Olmsted County jail on $100,000 bail Feb. 21.

His next court appearance is scheduled for March 9, 2023.