Both were initially booked into the Chippewa County Jail and then released.
According to the criminal complaint on the charges, the Montevideo Police Department placed on Craigslist as part of the undercover operation. Police received over 29 initial inquiries about theaccording to a news release, including seven inquiring about sex with a minor.
A Montevideo police officer set up video surveillance at a Montevideo hotel on U. Highway West. Then, she arranged separately with both Jerve and Bellefeuille to meet her at the hotel. According to the criminal complaint, Jerve allegedly arrived at the hotel and knocked on the door.
He allegedly said yes. Bellefeuille also arrived at the same hotel, according to the criminal complaint.
Before he went to the room, he allegedly requested to see the woman he believed he was meeting in the window. Then, he came to the door, knocked, and went inside.
He allegedly responded that he would. Police interviewed both men at the Chippewa County Jail.
Both Jerve and Bellefeuille allegedly admitted to driving to the hotel to pay for sex. Jerve told a Montevideo officer that this was the first time he had ever agreed to pay for sex, saying he was a single guy who was "feeling lonely" and "looking for company," according to the criminal complaint.
He also told police that he has met up with other women in the past because of his ad, but this was the first time that money was exchanged, according to the criminal complaint. Authorities seized the vehicles of both men. Bellefeuille was also charged with misdemeanor driving with a suspendedas well as a petty misdemeanor for possessing a small amount of marijuana, after a small bag of marijuana was allegedly located in his vehicle.
Jerve and Bellefeuille are no longer in custody. Their next court appearances in Chippewa County are set for Feb. Written By: Gretchen Brown pm, Jan. Suggested Articles. Businesses To Follow.