Jaiquise Baker, a 24-year-old resident of Georgia, has been taken into police custody under the suspicion of attempting to entice a minor into performing sexual acts.
Disturbingly, Baker was employed at a daycare camp in the Rochester area. The suspect had worked for the camp for nearly seven years, and he climbed his way up the ladder to become the Director of Evening Services at the camp.
Camp Daydreams was founded in 2000. The Boys & Girls Club of Rochester helps operate the 1,200-acre campus in Finger Lakes. Parents are invited to drop their children off for about a week where campers will enjoy staying in cabins in the woods.
One 15-year-old male attending the week-long event at Camp Daydreams informed authorities about suspicious behavior from Baker. Authorities covertly seized the teenager’s cellphone and read the messages between the suspect and victim. Horrified, police decided to set up the suspect by performing a sting operation. Gates Police worked alongside the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force to conduct the sting. They pretended to be the teenage boy and continued to text Baker. Once they had obtained enough evidence, authorities arrested the camp director.
Baker is being charged with felony first-degree attempted dissemination of indecent materials to a minor. He is being detained at the Monroe County Jail, and his bail is set at $5,000.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester have released a statement explaining their support of the victim and cooperation with law enforcement. Police are asking any families of campers that feel that may have been subjected to inappropriate contact to immediately contact the Bivona Child Advocacy Center at 585-935-7800.