Navy Pier waiter charged with raping teen on NW Side

Laroyae Baker | CPD

A man who worked as a restaurant server at Navy Pier has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl on the Northwest Side, according to court records.

Prosecutors said 31-year-old Laroyae Baker was staying at an acquaintance’s home in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on September 30th when he entered the girl’s bedroom and pulled his pants down. Baker told the girl that he wanted a “birthday gift” and then pulled the girl from her bed onto the floor where he covered her mouth and sexually assaulted her, according to the state’s allegations. When the victim began crying, Baker put his hand on her throat and assaulted her a second time, police said in an arrest report.

During the second assault, the man who invited Baker to stay in the home walked into the bedroom, discovered what was happening, and ordered him to leave. Baker complied, police said, and the victim was treated at a nearby hospital.

Baker was arrested at Navy Pier last Monday morning by a fugitive apprehension team. Prosecutors charged him with aggravated criminal sexual assault while endangering the life of the victim. Judge John Lyke ordered him held without bail.
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