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Ice cream shop owner charged with child sexual assault

Thursday - 3/15/2012, 9:34am  ET

DUMFRIES, Va. - A former Dumfries police officer who now owns an ice cream shop has been arrested on charges that he sexually abused a boy more than 10 years ago.

Police say 41-year-old Joseph Ruhren of Triangle was arrested Wednesday. An investigation began after a 27-year-old Fredericksburg man reported he was sexually assaulted as a child.

The alleged assaults occurred while Ruhren was on the police force.

Ruhren opened the popular JoJo's Original Soft Serve ice cream shop after 18 years on the police force.

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