GAINESVILLE, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Gainesville police have arrested a man for allegedly operating an ice cream and donut shop too close to children.
According to the Gainesville Police Department, 39-year-old Barrow County resident Endrick Torres, who is described as a "sex offender," owned and operated Love Is All You Knead, an ice cream and donut shop, in the downtown area.
Police alleged that the store was located within 1,000 feet of a child learning facility or area where minors congregate. His previous conviction of a sex-related crime in New York means he must stay away from such facilities and violated Georgia's Sex Offender Law.
Children are going to be at the learning center, and ice cream is something that entices children," said Sgt. Kevin Holbrook.
Investigators said Torres used a fake name to open and operate the store, and was known to locals by an alias.
Torres is registered as a sex offender in Barrow County, New York, Florida and Texas. Detectives have contacted federal agents to further investigate Torres, due to his numerous names and aliases across different states.
Torres is in custody at the Hall County Jail and charged with violating the Georgia Sex Offender Law and forgery.
"Ice cream draws children... it is very scary someone could do that," one concerned grandmother said.
Police said they do not believe Torres committed any crimes in Gainesville. Investigators, however, are asking anyone with any other information to contact Gainesville Police.