Baird Gets Life Sentence For Sexual Assault

Tyler Morning Telegraph
February 15, 2008
GILMER - An Upshur County jury has sentenced Michael Douglas Baird, 35, of Big Sandy, to life in prison after convicting him on five counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd said.

During the trial this week, evidence showed he had sex with a child over a period of 18 months, said the district attorney.

The victim reported the crime and Baird, who was known by the family, admitted it after being confronted by authorities, Byrd said.
He had been held in Upshur County Jail awaiting trial.

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