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An ice cream man in Georgia was convicted last week of raping a 14-year-old girl in the back of his truck.
In July 2018, Atlanta police got a call from someone who believed people were “engaging in sexual activity” in an ice cream truck that was “rocking in a back and forth motion” in a vacant lot, according to a release from the Office of the Fulton County District Attorney.
When police came to the truck, Khabir Daniel told them he and his “girlfriend” were stocking shelves and later told them they had been “just kissing,” the release said.
But when officers spoke to the girl in the truck with him, they discovered she was 14 and, when she was interviewed, she told police she had been working for Daniel and that he had sex with her, the release said.
He had previously been arrested 28 times and convicted of a felony six times.
He was convicted of child molestation, statutory rape, aggravated child molestation, sodomy, and enticing a child for indecent purposes in Superior Court on August 8, 2019, the release said.
He was sentenced to 25 years in prison and life on probation, the release said.