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May 6, 2013

Police bust sex offender running bogus business

BEAUMONT — On Thursday, May 2, a Beaumont Police Detective developed information that John Brenton Daigre, 30-year-old registered sex offender from Jefferson County, was operating a fraudulent business to solicit applications for female models at a local hotel. Investigation revealed that Daigre had formed the business named "Pastry on Wheels" and had developed a website where people could apply for various positions. Daigre would then set up appointments to direct female applicants to a meeting room at a local hotel, where he would interview and photograph them.

On Friday, May 3, Beaumont Police officers from the Special Assignments Unit, Special Services Division and Special Crimes Investigations Unit conducted an undercover operation targeting the fraudulent business being operated by Daigre. A female officer working in an undercover capacity, contacted Daigre and met with him at the area hotel. Daigre had set up a meeting room and was conducting interviews. Backup officers monitored the conversation and then contacted Daigre. He was found to be in violation of numerous provisions of his sex offender status and his probation.

Based on the information developed during the investigation, Jefferson County Adult Probation officers obtained an arrest warrant for Daigre for Motion To Revoke Probation for a previous sex crimes offense. He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail.

This operation could not have been done without the assistance of the Jefferson County Adult Probation Office and the Jefferson County Sheriff Department’s Sex Offender Registration Unit.

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