Crime

Paradise Valley Unified School District Bus Driver Busted Trying to Have Sex With 13-Year-Old

James Louis Baker, 54, is a bus driver for the Paradise Valley Unified School District. He also seems to think 13-year-old girls are scouring the Internet for 54-year-old bus drivers to have sex with.

We hate to break his heart, but they're not. However, cops posing as 13-year-old girls are another story -- which seems to be what landed Baker in some hot water.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, since June, Baker's been chatting on Yahoo Chat with a person he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.

Baker, using the handle "ILUVCLASSICCARS," chatted with the girl about meeting up and having sex. On at least two occasions, he even pulled out his penis while chatting about sex with the girl on webcam.

He also apparently tried to woo the girl by telling her he's a bus driver for handicapped children.

After chatting for months, Baker and the girl agreed to meet in person yesterday at Evergreen Park in Chandler. They talked about having sex, and Baker told the girl he'd be driving his light gray 1979 Cadillac.

When Baker showed up at the park in his Cadillac about 10:30 yesterday morning, he wasn't met by a 13-year-old girl -- he was met by Chandler Police Department sex crimes detectives. He was quickly taken into custody.

Baker's been hit with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, and one count of luring a minor for sexual exploitation.

Chandler police ask that anyone who may have had contact with Baker give them a call at 480-782-4130.

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