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Former American Idol contestant charged for hitting ex-girlfriend

| Apr 27, 2021 | Criminal Defense |

Former American Idol Contestant Cecil Ray Baker is facing criminal charges after allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Mariah Lopez.

Per reports, Baker broker into Lopez’s home, forced her to the ground, and struck her in the face with a palm heel.

Baker broke into the home to see a child that he believes is his, according to TMZ.

He was arrested by the Rockdale Texas Police Department for burglary of habitation and intent to commit assault, a second-degree felony. He was being held on $15,000 bail which he posted on the same day as his arrest.

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