Former school bus driver pleads guilty to luring a minor

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James Louis Baker By Jennifer Thomas James Louis Baker By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- A former school bus driver pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of luring a minor for sexual exploitation.

James Louis Baker, 54, was arrested in September during a sting operation involving an officer who posed as a 13-year-old girl online.

Police said Baker exposed himself via a webcam during the chats and tried to meet up with the girl in a Chandler park with the intent of having sex.

Baker was employed as a school bus driver with the Paradise Valley Unified School District.

Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 15.