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Jun 25, 2013 4:52 PM by Morgan Frances - MFrances@kristv.com

Pharmacist on Trial for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child

CORPUS CHRISTI - Today testimony began in the case against Beau Baker. The former Driscoll Children's Hospital Pharmacist is accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old child. The prosecution told jurors in their opening statement that there's no doubt Beau Baker sexually assaulted the family member.

Prosecutor Kimberly Gonzales said, "This is not a question of whether or not Beau Baker committed the offense of aggravated sexual assault of a child because we know that he did because he confessed that he did."

A pediatrician testified the somewhat nervous pharmacist who worked at Driscoll Children's Hospital approached her at the hospital back in September with a concern.

"[He said] earlier that day, about three or four in the morning, that he had woken up kissing on her," said Child Abuse Pediatrician at Driscoll Children's Hospital, "and then at that point I did ask where and he said on her privates."

According to his attorney, Baker, who has entered a "not guilty" plea, said he was asleep during the alleged assault and woke up in the middle of the act.

"Did he tell you that once he woke up that he was unclear about what happened before that?" Defense Attorney Keith Gould asked the witness. "yes," the nurse replied.

A pediatric nurse who examines sexual assault victims testified she did not find any injuries but said the young girl told her, "My dad was just sleeping. He was not thinking smart. He put his mouth in my private."

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