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Ice cream truck driver accused of indecent exposure was seasonal employee from El Salvador

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Posted at 8:49 PM, Oct 19, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-19 20:59:57-04

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.