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Picture exclusive: Depraved sex den where monster kept disabled female victim locked up

Keith Baker in a photo he posted on a dating website
Keith Baker in a photo he posted on a dating website
Keith Baker confessed to the repeated rape and sexual abuse of a mentally disabled woman over nearly a decade at their former home in Drumellan (Pics: Conor McCaughley)
Keith Baker confessed to the repeated rape and sexual abuse of a mentally disabled woman over nearly a decade at their former home in Drumellan (Pics: Conor McCaughley)
The outside of the Baker house
The outside of the Baker house
Inside the Baker house
Inside the Baker house
Keith and Caroline's room
Keith and Caroline's room
The handle-less bedroom door (left)
The handle-less bedroom door (left)
The room today where the victim was locked up by Baker and his wife
The room today where the victim was locked up by Baker and his wife

This is the house of horrors where sex monster Keith Baker 'paid' his disabled vic­tim with Quality Street sweets as a reward for having depraved sex with him and others.

Twisted rapist Baker filmed dozens of unknown men raping his victim and then 'rewarded' her with boxes of chocolates and sweets if she had been "good".

"She told police she did what Baker told her because she was terrified of him, but also because he gave her sweets," said a source.

"She even said her favourite was the purple one from Quality Street and she would get that if she had been particu­larly good. Medical tests showed she only had one 'sound' tooth and that is why."

Baker (61) and his wife Caroline (54), ran the Craigavon 'house of horrors' in Craigavon, Co Armagh, for over 10 years, preventing their disabled victim from leaving her tiny room by removing the handle on the inside of the door.

The outside of the Baker house

It's understood that Baker met his victim in Britain and either invited or persuaded her to come to Northern Ireland.

The English wom­an had never been to the North before so when her husband reported her missing in 2004, it seemed she had vanished without trace. The victim lacked the mental capacity to escape her sex-den prison.

The Bakers are due to be sentenced on Tuesday for a catalogue of sexual abuse committed at their adapted home in Drumellan Mews, which con­sisted of two terraced houses knocked through to make one large home.

We can also reveal for the first time that Baker's wife Caroline was employed as a care worker in a home in Northern Ireland that specialises in mental health residents right up until she was arrested.

The Sunday World knows the care home in question but will not identify it. However, it's understood that the PSNI has conducted a thorough investigation into potential abuse at the home.

The chilling details of what really went on in the middle of a Co Armagh housing estate are still to come out.

The handle-less bedroom door (left)

However, a special Sunday World investiga­tion into the sick world of the Bakers has uncovered a sex scandal which authorities uncovered by chance.

Baker had posted a profile on dating site Badoo to satisfy his urges and throughout police questioning he denied the allegations, claiming all the sex was consensual.

Witnesses told police there was always strange men coming and going from the house and after they seized tapes of un­identified men being filmed having sex with the victim, detectives suspected Bak­er was pimping her out on the internet.

We show the tiny room where he locked his mentally disabled victim away for years - not allowing her to leave or even see a dentist or doctor.

The room has been decorated since the victim was released from slavery - when she was there the floor was bare and the light didn't work. When police finally rescued her, she weighed just six stone and her teeth had rotted so badly she only had one sound tooth.

The room today where the victim was locked up by Baker and his wife

The sex slave, who is believed to be in her 40s, was only rescued after another wom­an who, like her, suffered from learning difficulties, raised the alarm when she told a disability support worker that there was another woman living at the house.

The whistleblower, known in court as Miss X, was assessed as suffering chronic post-traumatic stress and said she suffered 20 years of abuse after starting a second family with Baker.

However, the PPS had decided there was not enough evidence to prosecute Keith Baker for those allegations.

Both Miss X and Caroline Baker each had four children with Baker and the pad was divided into two sections - one for the women and one for the men.

The victim lived in the squalid half and was allowed to shower only once a week, while her 'toilet' was overflow­ing with human waste.

Keith and Caroline pleaded guilty to a string of horrific sex offences against the single woman, who had been living at the property for nearly a decade.

They admitted two charges of engag­ing in sexual activity with a mentally disabled person and one of enticing her into sexual activity knowing she was unlikely to refuse.

Keith confessed to six counts of rape of the same woman and a final count of indecently assaulting her. His wife pleaded guilty to three offences of 'aiding and abetting, counselling and procuring' her husband to rape their victim and a count of indecent assault.

Baker, who is originally from Guernsey, started his life as a care worker but ended up owning a hotel along with his brother. He groomed his victim in England and, concerned he would be caught by the authorities, decided to take her to Crai­gavon, where Caroline is originally from.

While Keith has been in Maghaberry Prison on remand, Caroline was grant­ed bail and cannot be pictured due to the threat of attacks.