Sex Offender Found Driving Ice Cream Truck With 13-Year-Old: Cops

A registered sex offender is facing charges after police say they found him driving an ice cream truck in West Hartford with a 13-year-old in tow.

Tylon Jarrett, 37, of Hartford, was behind the wheel when police stopped him Wednesday evening on New Britain Avenue. He gave officers the name Andrew Evans, but police said fingerprints revealed his true identity.

Jarrett has been convicted of second-degree sexual assault and is currently serving 16 years of probation, according to West Hartford police spokesman Sgt. Eric Rocheleau. He is no longer required to register as a sex offender.

At the time of his arrest Wednesday, Jarrett was on supervised release from the Hartford Adult Sex Offender Unit and was forbidden to contact anyone under the age of 16, police said.

The 13-year-old boy told investigators the ice cream truck belongs to his mother. Police said the teen was training Jarrett to work as an ice cream truck driver.

Jarrett was charged with one count of criminal impersonation and one count of interfering with an officer. Police said he will also be arrested for violation of probation.

He was held on $10,000 bond and is due in community court on July 8.

It's not clear if Jarrett has an attorney.

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