I-Team Exclusive: Gov. Charlie Baker’s Son Accused Of Sexual Assault
June 22, 2018 - Governor Charlie Baker’s adult son, Andrew, has been accused of an alleged sexual assault by an airline passenger... the incident happened on June 20 aboard a JetBlue Flight from Washington, DC to Boston.
..an adult female passenger told State Police that Andrew Baker, who is known as AJ, groped her breast on that flight. The woman, allegedly told authorities that Baker refused to stop touching her and that she needed the help of flight attendants to move to another seat on the plane.
A passenger on that flight told the I-Team that they saw police board the plane and remove a man and that a woman was visibly upset.
Sources say police spoke to the alleged victim and took Baker off the flight, but the Governor’s son was not arrested or summonsed to court [by the MA State Police.]
June 25, 2018 One witness reported hearing the passenger say, “don’t do that.” Another witness reported seeing Baker lean over toward the woman. A third person on the flight reported that Baker told a flight attendant that the woman was his sister’s friend.
JetBlue personnel advised Baker to stop his behavior and moved the woman to another seat.
According to reporting, at least three witnesses not including the flight attendant and the woman who AJ allegedly groped repeatedly have been identified. Reporting says MA State Police took the victim's statement: "[MA State Police] spoke to the alleged victim and took Baker off the flight."
Neither the reporting nor MA State Police have said one way or the other that the woman pressed charges but reporting did say "the Governor’s son was not arrested or summonsed to court [by MA State Police]," and that the case was referred to the US Attorney who has jurisdiction over in-flight sex crimes,
MA State Police have no been forthcoming with the official record they took at the time of the incident. The US Attorney has a policy of not disclosing, neither confirming nor denying any investigation, except Hillary Clinton's e-mail.
The independent investigation the governor claimed would occur is being treated like a state secret, both MA state police and US Attorney say they have prohibitions about disclosing any information or status of the case.