One-time sex offender arrested after being caught with child in ice cream truck

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WEST HARTFORD — A one-time adult sex offender is under arrest –after being caught with a child in an ice cream truck.

The incident happened on Hillcrest Avenue — an area with a lot of apartments and a lot of kids.

The suspect, 36-year-old Tylon Jarrett, is not supposed to be with anyone under the age of 16.

Back in the late 90s, early 2000s, Jarett was involved in a case and according to the Hartford Courant’s coverage, he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a minor.

He was sentenced to jail time and then 10 years on the sex offender registry.

On Wednesday, Hartford police alerted West Hartford PD that this suspect was in an ice cream truck in the neighborhood– when cops caught up with him he gave them a false name.

He’s being charged with criminal impersonation, interfering with an officer, and he’s likely also going to be charged with probation violation.

At the time, Jarrett was approached by the cops, there was a 13-year-old in the ice cream truck.

The 13-year-old told officers that his mother owned the truck. The mother came to the scene and took possession of the truck and took the 13-year-old home.

Tylon Jarrett has a court date on July 8. Bond was set at $10,000.