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Baker County man arrested, accused of sexual battery on child

The Baker County Sheriff's Office said 37-year-old Roger Cook is charged with sexual battery on a victim between 12 and 16 years old.
Credit: Baker County Sheriff's Office
The Baker County Sheriff's Office says 37-year-old Roger Cook had a sexual relationship with a child between 12 and 16 years old.

BAKER COUNTY, Fla. — A Baker County man is behind bars, accused of having a sexual relationship with a child.

The Baker County Sheriff's Office said 37-year-old Roger Cook is charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a person between 12 and 16 years old and sexual battery on a person over 12 years of age but less than 18.

Deputies were called to a home to investigate reports of an inappropriate relationship between a man and a female juvenile, the sheriff's office said. Cook admitted to several witnesses that he was having a relationship with the child that was sexual in nature, deputies said.

BCSO deputies and a Special Victim's Unit detective investigated and learned Cook had committed sexual battery on the victim. Cook was arrested and is being held in the Baker County Detention Center, where his bail is set at $500,000.

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