On Thursday 21 March 2013 members of the St. Thomas City Police Drug Enforcement
and Criminal Investigations Unit arrested a 43 year old Central Elgin man for Indecent
This arrest was as a result of a month long undercover investigation stemming from
complaints from parents and children of a man in a white panel van committing indecent
acts while following school buses or pulled over to the side of the road watching
Through the course of the investigation, the suspect was observed numerous times
following different school buses or watching young children in both St. Thomas and
Elgin County. On today's date the suspect was pulled over in front of a school in
the south end of the City and was found committing an indecent act when arrested
by plain clothes police officers.
Paul Baker, 43 years old from Central Elgin, is being held in custody, charged with
several counts of Indecent Acts.
Baker is known to frequent throughout southwestern Ontario. Anyone with any information
on Baker or the white van is asked to contact Det. Constable Kyle Johnstone at 519-631-1224