CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested 22-year-old Joseph Berube on sexual battery charges Wednesday, after accusations that he was involved with a 14-year-old victim while running an ice cream truck in her neighborhood.
The victim's parents reported that their daughter had been sexually involved with Berube. She met the suspect while he was operating an ice cream truck in her neighborhood on Monday, May 28th. The two exchanged phone numbers and made arrangements to meet up.
They allegedly met up at 11:30 at the North Port skate park the following night, at which time the suspect took the victim back to his home where he gave her red wine and marijuana. The two then had sex and Berube drove the victim home.
On Friday, the two reportedly met again, following the same course of action.
After further investigation, Berube was arrested and is being held without bond.