Greenwood ice cream shop posts, deletes response after owner arrested for child porn

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GREENWOOD, Ind. (WTHR) — Mrs. Curl Ice Cream Shop is back open, just days after owner John Cassin, 75, was charged with possession of child pornography.

Cassin was actually arrested at the popular Greenwood spot.

According to court documents, police served a search warrant on Cassin's home back in March and detectives seized a desktop computer.

Court documents say Cassin used his home computer to access images of underage children and babies engaging in explicit sex acts.

"There is nothing to indicate he did anything at Mrs. Curl or anywhere else other than his home and on the computer," said Ryan Bland, sex crimes deputy prosecutor.

Cassin allegedly told investigators he feared his interest would escalate to actual contact and that's why he wanted to stop.

Cassin has owned and operated Mrs. Curl Ice Cream Shop since 1997.

In a statement posted on Facebook Saturday, the ice cream shop said Cassin will be stepping aside from his role at Mrs. Curl immediately.

"We would like to address the public regarding the recent arrest of John Cassin," wrote the ice cream shop. "We sincerely apologize and acknowledge everyone's concerns. Our priority is the welfare of our employees and customers."

The post — and the entire Mrs. Curl Ice Cream Shop Facebook page appear to have since been deleted.

A statement that appears to be posted by one of the co-owners, but has since been removed, said that she supported Cassin and was "well aware of what is true and untrue."

Documents obtained by 13 Investigates shows that Mrs. Curl was established as a limited liability company in February with John Cassin, Sean Cassin and Ashley Miller.