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Ice cream man awaits sentencing

ST. CHARLES – An ice cream truck driver that admitted to exposing himself in front of a toddler in Sugar Grove is expected to be sentenced later this month.

Douglas R. Jones, 48, of Aurora, has pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child, a class four felony.

He faces between one and three years in prison, or could receive probation. He is expected to be sentenced May 21 by Circuit Judge Robert Spence, according to prosecutors.

Jones was arrested in June 2007 after police say a 3-year-old saw Jones exposing himself inside his ice cream truck.

At the time, Jones also was a substitute teacher in the Aurora East school district but was not allowed to continue his role following the arrest, according to district officials.

Jones also had been elected to the Kane County Regional School Board.

School officials said at the time of Jones’ arrest that he had passed previous criminal background checks.

He remains out of jail on bond as he awaits sentencing.

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