The defendant in a series of “peeping” incidents in Boulder, including one involving a minor below the age of 15, was sentenced Friday morning to 10 years of probation under the Sex Offender Intensive Supervision Program (SOISP) and a year of GPS monitoring.
James Walter Baird, 49, was charged with two misdemeanor counts and a felony count of sexual exploitation of a child and invasion of privacy for sexual gratification. The charges will be served concurrently.
District Attorney spokesperson Shannon Carbone said he will also be subjected to other standard sex offender conditions.
Boulder detectives identified and arrested Baird after a game camera reportedly captured him masturbating while watching a juvenile female in the shower in May. Baird was later connected to other incidents around Boulder by police.
“The victims were in support of the plea and the sentence and we thank them for their courage in coming forward,” Boulder County Senior Deputy District Attorney Michelle Sudano said. “In the time since his arrest, Mr. Baird took significant steps to enroll in treatment and accepted responsibility for his actions and the harm he caused. The District Attorney’s Office agreed with the ultimate sentence by the Court and believes it to be an appropriate balance between the rehabilitative and punitive roles of the justice system.”
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