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April 16, 2014

Wanted sex offender found in Weatherford

By CHRISTIN COYNE

A sex offender reportedly sought by Hood County authorities after failing to register as required was found in a Weatherford hotel last week, police say, after exposing himself to an employee.

According to a Parker County sheriff’s deputy assigned to the fugitive apprehension unit, Hood County contacted local authorities about Jeffrey Dean Larue, 65, of Lipan, who was listed as a possible suspect in a sexual assault investigation from that county but was reported to be living in Weatherford.

When the deputy checked with the hotel where Larue allegedly paid to stay for two weeks, an employee reported that Larue had offered to pay another employee for sex and exposed himself.

The woman later gave a written statement to a deputy stating that Larue offered to pay her $200 for sex when she got off work. She said she declined, telling him not to disrespect her.

The woman also wrote that Larue called and asked for clean towels but when she returned with them, he was masturbating with the curtains and door open.

Larue was arrested Monday on warrants for indecent exposure and failure to register as a sex offender. He remained in the Parker County Jail with bond set at $22,500 as of Wednesday.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety records, Larue is required to register annually for the rest of his life after being charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact in 1999, a case involving an 11-year-old girl.

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