Ashland youth pastor sentenced for sex crimes

Medford, Ore. – A former Ashland youth pastor will spend more than ten years in prison for sexually abusing a young girl.

Kenneth Baker was sentenced in a Medford courtroom on Thursday.

He admitted to having sexual contact with the girl, starting when she was 13.

The abuse lasted several years.

Baker was a pastor at the First Baptist Church of Ashland.

He left the church last October.

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