Dutain was a Cardassian from the 24th century. He provided a range of services to clients from private investigation, information brokering to smuggling as long as the client was willing to pay. (Star Trek: The Farthest Star)

In 2359, he travelled to New Seattle and met Terri Renu who wished to hire him to find information about her family and past. He returned after three months with the information provided. Despite Renu pulling a weapon on him Dutain offered his services in the future, though at a premium. (Star Trek: The Farthest Star: "What Little Girls Are Made Of")