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      Level 3 sex offender pleads guilty to kidnapping a 9-year-old girl

      Thomas Baker

      A registered level 3 sex offender will spend more than a decade in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he kidnapped a little girl and tried to rape her.

      Thomas Baker, 54, pleaded guilty in Onondaga County Court Friday to a second degree kidnapping charge. Baker will face 15 years in prison at his sentencing next month.

      He admitted to luring a 9-year-old girl from the bedroom of her home on Syracuse??s Southside last summer.

      Baker first denied knowing where the girl was, but police found her inside his home on E dgewood Avenue in Syracuse, near Corcoran High School.

      Baker was also convicted of sexual abuse in 1991 for attempting to have sex with a 20 year old woman.