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Sex offender arrested for going to gymnastics facility
HICKORY N.C. – Police arrested a convicted sex offender after they say he went to a Hickory gymnastics facility.
Michael Lloyd Baker, 38, of 320 33rd St. Drive SE in Hickory, was charged with one count of felony sex offender on child premises. He was arrested at his home on Tuesday around 5:20 p.m., according to an arrest report.
Baker is accused of going to Shooting Stars Gymnastics in Hickory on Oct. 31, said Capt. Reed Baer with the Hickory Police Department. As a registered sex offender, Baker is banned from places like the gym, Baer said.
Baker went to the gym and asked for information about the lessons provided there, Baer said. Someone in the gym recognized Baker and contacted police.
Baker was convicted of indecent liberties with a minor in July 1995, according to the N.C. Sex Offender Registry website.
Baker was placed under a $20,000 secured bond in the Catawba County Detention Facility. He was scheduled to appear today in District Court in Newton.