A review of court documents in Owyhee County reveals that the child Chancey Baker was charged with sexually abusing on Thursday belongs to the 36-year-old woman he allegedly kidnapped and chained in a barn last year for eight days.
Baker, 36, is a registered sex offender who has been charged on suspicion of 10 new child sex crimes, after a judge determined Thursday that there was probable cause for 10 of 21 counts sought by the prosecutor.
Owyhee County sheriff’s detectives reported that on Dec. 14, Baker and his roommate, Mikal Christensen, 24, kidnapped a Homedale woman from her mobile home on Lootens Lane. Christensen, who has a felony conviction for attempted injury to child spent time in prison with Baker.
According to probable cause affidavits, Baker and Christensen taped the woman’s hands and legs, and tied her up with rope. They are accused of taking her to a nearby milk barn, with blankets on the walls and a chain hooked to one wall, with a lock on the end.
One affidavit says that Christensen told detectives that Baker was the “mastermind” behind the plan, and the goal was to manipulate the woman’s medication until she died, and then dump her body in rural Owyhee County.
As of Friday, Baker is the only one accused of sexually abusing the 10-year-old child. Authorities said they found a memory card that had a video recording and images of the repeated abuse.
Registered sex offender Chancey Baker is charged with eight counts of lewd conduct with a minor. The child belonged to a woman he kidnapped and chained in a barn, according to Owyhee County court records.