A Jefferson County man was arrested on charges of improper recording, after the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from Little Cypress Baptist Church concerning suspicious circumstances.

July 20, OCSO met with a church member who advised that a hidden camera had been found inside then women’s restroom inside the church. The camera was mounted on the wall in the restroom and had been recording people in the restroom without their knowledge.

The criminal investigations division of OCSO was contacted and an investigation was conducted. Investigators were able to develop a suspect during their investigation. The suspect was named as Daniel Turner, a 35 year old Beaumont resident. Investigators interviewed Turner, who admitted to placing the camera in the restroom, as well as placing cameras in other restrooms at stores and other locations in Beaumont.

The Beaumont Police Department was notified of this situation and they conducted an investigation. Once Beaumont PD completed their investigation their case was presented to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. In early October, the Jefferson County Grand Jury indicted Daniel Turner on one count of improper visual recording of a bath or dressing room and one count of improper visual recording, at another location.

Turner was arrested by Jefferson County Authorities and is currently out of jail on bond. Once the Orange County Investigation was complete, the case was presented to the Orange County District Attorney’s for review and disposition. On Dec. 12, this case was presented to the Orange County Grand Jury. As a result, Turner was indicted on three counts ofiImproper photography or visual recording, which is a state jail felony offense punishable by up to two years in state jail for each count.

On Dec. 13, Turner turned himself in at the Orange County Correctional Facility and his bond was set at $30,000.