Baker man arrested in molestation of juvenile _lowres

Kerry Elliot, 47

A 47-year-old Baker man faces multiple criminal counts after groping and molesting an 11-year-old girl, Baker Police said.

Kerry L. Elliott was arrested and booked into Parish Prison Tuesday on counts of sexual battery, indecent behavior with a juvenile and molestation of a juvenile.

According to a Baker Police report, Elliott molested the girl Nov. 15.

The crime was reported to police the same day and a warrant for Elliot’s arrest was issued Nov. 16, but officers were initially unable to locate him, the report says.

Bail for Elliott is set at $60,000.

Elliot pleaded guilty in 2007 to obscenity after he was charged with sexual battery. He was sentenced to a three-year suspended sentence. That sentence was imposed in 2008 — along with a five-year sentence for possessing a firearm as a felon — after Elliott violated the terms of his probation, according to court records.