A man who confessed to inappropriately touching a 7-year-old girl was arrested on Christmas Eve, authorities said.
Juan Prado, 47, faces a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior on a victim less than 12 years old, according to jail records.
The victim’s mother alerted authorities when her daughter told her that the "ice cream man" had touched her genitals over her clothing, according to the arrest affidavit. The little girl told her mom that he touched her twice that day but that it was not the first time he had done so, the affidavit said.
The victim and her mother both knew Prado prior to the incident and were able to identify him, the affidavit said.
Police found Prado at Larry's Suds and Duds in Pahokee, Fla. and brought him in for questioning, the affidavit said.
Prado initially told police that he had only touched the girl's stomach, the affidavit said. Later he admitted to touching her genitals over her clothing twice that day, but he denied touching her previously.
It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.