It’s the sort of story that makes the hair on your neck stand at attention. Isam Fathee Mohamed Rahmah, 51, of Durham, North Carolina is accused of using an ice cream truck to lure and sexually assault at least two young boys, according to police who say the violations happened last month.
Rahmah faces charges of first-degree kidnapping and indecent liberties with a child. Police say he surrendered himself Friday and according to county records, he is currently being held on a $1 million bond.
Authorities said two boys reported being sexually assaulted by Rahmah inside the truck in separate incidents.
The truck, a red Ford van, had pictures of Popsicles on the side and back and would frequently be seen in the neighborhood.
“It’s frightening. You don’t ever want to hear anything like this,” a mother who wished to remain unnamed told WNCN.
Another neighbor told the television station he bought ice cream from Rahmah before, and believes the 51-year-old might live in the truck.
“There were bags of clothes. He has covers and he has chips and everything,” Christian Aguilar said. “He always drives by here on Saturday and Sunday.”
Rahmah’s court first appearance is scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m.
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