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Ice cream truck driver arrested for indecent exposure

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Posted at 11:35 AM, Oct 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-19 10:58:52-04

Newport News, Va. - Police have arrested an ice cream truck driver on indecent exposure charges in Newport News.

33-year-old Erick Alexander Pena-Carrillo was arrested after a concerned citizen learned police were searching for Pena-Carrillo and saw Carrillo at his home in the 700 block of Dinwiddie Street.

Newport News police say a ten-year-old girl reported that Pena-Carrillo allegedly made inappropriate comments to her and touched himself inappropriately when she tried to buy ice cream from him on Garden Drive Friday afternoon.

During the investigation, detectives identified a second ten-year-old Newport News girl as a victim.  

Police say they will be charging him with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of indecent exposure.

The Blue Bunny corporation released the following statement about the incident:

 It has come to our attention that an arrest warrant has been issued for an ice cream truck driver in Portsmouth, VA. The subject in question, Erick Alexander Pena-Carrillo, is not an employee of Blue Bunny and the truck he was allegedly driving is not owned by Blue Bunny. It is our understanding, the truck is leased by Jump’n G’s Ice Cream, Inc., a sub distributor of Popsy Pop Depot which sells Blue Bunny products. All parties are cooperating with local law enforcement officials.