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Man accused of sexually assaulting, attempting to kidnap child pleads guilty

37-year-old Raoul Baldwin of Syracuse (Photo provided by the Oneida County Sheriff's Office)

A Syracuse man who was accused of sexually assaulting a child in Utica and attempting to abduct her has pleaded guilty to a felony charge.

Posted: Aug 2, 2018 3:18 PM

A Syracuse man who was accused of sexually assaulting a child in Utica and attempting to abduct her has pleaded guilty to a felony charge, according to the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office.

Raoul Baldwin, 37, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual act Thursday in Oneida County Court.

Back in March, Utica police responded to a home in the city of Utica for a report of sexual assault and the attempted abduction of an eight-year-old female child. Police say Baldwin was familiar with the family involved, and he was in their Utica home when the alleged assault occurred.

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Baldwin was already on New York State parole at the time, which he violated by being in Utica rather than Syracuse, according to officials.

Back in 2010, Baldwin pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted kidnapping, admitting that he lured an 11-year-old girl into his home and then held her in his basement against her will until other children came looking for her. He was released from prison in Dec. 2017.

Baldwin is scheduled to be sentenced for first-degree criminal sexual act on Oct. 17 in Oneida County Court.

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