CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A locally-stationed Navy pilot has been charged by Chesapeake police for allegedly recording a 16-year-old girl in a dressing room.
Jake Baker, 31, is accused of recording the girl without permission at Old Navy on Greenbrier Parkway in Chesapeake.
Shoppers say they are left with an uneasy feeling.
“It’s pretty scary,” said Ashley Pearce. “This is a store we shop in pretty often.”
The U.S. Navy tells WAVY.com that Baker is a pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA 106), stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana. Baker is still active duty, according to officials, who say he enlisted in December 2006.
Baker was arrested June 15. He is charged with unlawfully filming, videotaping or photographing a minor, according to court papers. He’s also facing a misdemeanor charge for invading the girl’s privacy. Police say there was no peephole in the dressing room, but Baker filmed either under or over the door.
10 On Your Side stopped by Baker’s home on Friday, but no one answered the door. Neighbors say they are disgusted.
“It’s hard enough to grow up now-a-days. That kind of stress is just terrible,” said Dave Whitney, a neighbor. “It’s egregious. There’s just really no other way to put it. You can’t even really describe how someone has to be wired to victimize a kid to begin with.”
Baker is due in court for a preliminary hearing Sept. 15.
Stay with WAVY.com for more on this developing story.