A Virginia mom says she is "overjoyed" that police arrested the ice cream truck driver accused of exposing himself to her 10-year-old daughter.
"I'm so happy that he has been arrested" the woman told WAVY. "When I [got] to my daughter, she's crying, she's hysterical and I'm like, 'What's wrong?' She said, 'Mom, I'm scared.' I said, 'What are you scared for?' She said the ice cream man said something to her, you know, derogatory."
Erick Pena-Carrillo, a Jump’n G’s Ice Cream truck operator, is accused of fondling himself and making inappropriate comments to the young female customer.
Following the incident, which occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Oct. 12, the alleged victim immediately contacted her adult neighbor, who called authorities. Later that day, investigators stopped a different ice cream truck and obtained information regarding a second incident involving Pena-Carrillo.
Jump'n G's Ice Cream Inc. released additional information, according to WAVY:
Mr. Pena-Carrillo is a seasonal employee from El Salvador who has come to Hampton Roads for nine months each year since approximately 2005 to work for Jump’n G's Ice Cream. For the past two years his daily truck route has been in Stuart Gardens. There has never been a complaint from a customer in that neighborhood or any other about Mr. Pena-Carrillo, and in our estimation, he has been a model employee.
On Thursday, at approximately 12:45, police arrested Pena-Carrillo at his home.
Pena Carrillo faces two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of indecent exposure.