I don’t know what it is with my local police officers, but they really seem to like molesting boys. That guy in the picture is former Dumfries police officer, Joseph Ruhren. He was a cop for eight years, but since enforcing the law didn’t give him enough opportunities to violate children, he quit and started JoJo’s Soft Serve, an ice cream shop located near a few schools and daycare centers.
A Fredericksburg man is alleging that when he was still a child, and while Ruhren was still a cop, he molested him for five years. After a lengthy investigation, Ruhren was just charged with 12 counts of forcible sodomy, four counts of indecent liberties, four counts of carnal knowledge of a minor, two counts of crimes against nature and one count of aggravated sexual battery.
Ruhren was a self-proclaimed advocate for children, and his ice cream shop employees were mostly 15 and 16-year-olds. He was known to give free ice cream coupons to honor roll students and for hosting bully free zones for the middle schools.
Say what you will about this disgusting piece of shit, but not only did he create a life that afforded him free and easy access to children, he duped the whole community into believing he was just a good natured guy who loved kids. Well, he did love kids. He loved them a lot.
At some point he was even a volunteer wrestling coach for a local middle school. Just to put that in perspective, he was a guy who showed up at school in the afternoons to roll around on a mat with young boys, and he was praised for it.
The only silver lining here is that as a former cop and child molester the guy’s going to have a gigantic green light on him the second he walks through the prison gate.