Ice cream truck driver accused of indecent exposure was seasonal employee from El Salvador
Newport News, Va. – Erick Pena-Carrillo was no stranger to children in the Stuart Gardens neighborhood of Newport News.
For the past two years the neighborhood was Pena-Carrillo’s assigned route as an ice cream truck driver for Jumpn’ G’s ice cream based in Norfolk.
No one at the company wanted to talk to NewsChannel 3 on Friday
But in a statement they say Pena-Carrillo was a seasonal employee from El Salvador.
Since 2005 he’s come to the U.S. each year on a visa to work for the company as a seasonal employee.
Jumpn’ G’s calls Pena-Carrillo a ‘model employee’ and says there were no complaints against him.
Newport News police say when Pena-Carrillo allegedly exposed himself to a 10-year-girl last Friday was likely not his first offense.
“The bad guy doesn’t get caught the first time he does something. With my experience, I would say it’s happened in the past,” says the department’s Lou Thurston
Erick Pena-Carrillo was arraigned this morning in Newport News
Police there say they do believe there may be more victims – especially in the Stuart Gardens area where Pena-Carrillo drove his ice cream truck the past two years.
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