GORDON COUNTY, Ga. — A youth minister in Gordon County, Georgia, who also managed a frozen yogurt shop was sentenced to eight years in prison for trying to solicit sex from a person he presumed was a teenage boy.
Zachary Michael Baker, 29, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to criminal attempt to commit aggravated child molestation, sexual exploitation of a child by use of a computer and obscene internet contact with a child, the Rome News-Tribune reported.
Authorities began the undercover sting after Baker reportedly posted a Craigslist ad seeking other men to experiment with.
The sweetFrog yogurt shop manager was arrested in January after showing up at a location to have sex with the teen.
Prosecutors said Baker didn’t initially ask for sex, but slowly “groomed” the teen by building a relationship with him.
At one point, Baker asked “Aidan” if his mom could bring him by the yogurt shop so they could see each other and Baker could make sure the teen wasn’t a law enforcement officer, according to the news report.
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