Lorry driver Graham Baker cleared of sex offences
Maidstone Crown Court,
where Mr Baker's case was heard
A lorry driver has been cleared of a string of sex abuse
offences, including one of raping a girl in his cab.
Graham Baker, 41, of Lower Denmark Road, Ashford, had
denied five charges of sexual assault, two of assault by
penetration, one of indecent assault on a male person and one of
rape during his trial at Maidstone Crown Court.
Giving evidence the trucker maintained he had never behaved
inappropriately with any of the alleged victims.
The court heard the offences dated back to 2006.
Prosecutor John Traversi said one victim alleged Mr Baker had
fondled her breasts and touched her private parts before later
raping her in his lorry.
Another alleged victim told police he was “utterly shocked” when
Mr Baker put his hand on his genitals and said words to the effect
of “mine’s bigger”.
The third alleged victim claimed Mr Baker rubbed her thigh and
then tried to kiss her in his car.
Mr Baker was arrested earlier this year. “He said none of the
events reported to the police had happened,” explained the
“He said they were making it up and lying about him.”
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