Downtown Gainesville got an unwelcome surprise this month, when business owners discovered that one of their own had a dark past.
Endrick Torres-Ordonez, owner of Love is All You Knead, a sweet shop selling crepes, ice cream and doughnuts in Main Street Market, was convicted in 2013 of groping multiple underage girls while working as a camp counselor in New York state.
He was charged with forgery for using a false name on his business license and with operating a business within 1,000 feet of a location where children gather — a crime for sex offenders.
The revelations rattled other business owners in Main Street Market, who were unaware of Torres’ past until they received a tip over Facebook.
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