Teen accused of flashing boy at library

by: Erica Byfield Updated:

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Police say a teenager is facing charges for flashing a little boy in at a DeKalb County library branch.

Police said 19-year-old Johnta Baker is charged with child molestation, criminal trespass and two counts of officer obstruction for the Aug. 30 incident in Decatur.

Baker allegedly flashed and then committed another lewd act in front of the boy just after 4:30 p.m.

Police say a parent and a bystander tried to restrain the teen, but he broke free and ran to the Decatur MARTA station.

Once inside, he jumped onto the tracks and ran into the tunnel.  Decatur police called MARTA and DeKalb County police for backup before authorities caught Baker by sealing off possible exits and using a canine to track his scent.

A judge gave Baker a $53,000 bail, police said.

Court records show this makes Baker's third arrest in DeKalb County. In 2010, he was taken into for disorderly conduct.  One year later, he was charged with several counts of criminal trespass and simple assault.  Earlier this year, Baker pleaded guilty to the 2011 charges.