New details: missing teen found in man’s home

Posted on: 7:43 pm, April 7, 2012, by , updated on: 07:46pm, April 7, 2012

BRAMAN,Okla. — New details are emerging about a missing Texas girl found with a 54-year-old man in Oklahoma.

Earlier this week, the OSBI arrested Earl Mullendore, a former Oklahoma City police officer, for harboring a runaway child.

Investigators found the 14-year-old at his home in Braman.

According to the probable cause affidavit, there is evidence that Mullendore was engaging in sex acts with the child.

Investigators said Mullendore drove from Oklahoma to Springs, Texas to pick up the girl in early March.

When detectives interviewed the girl, she described how they met online in December 2011.

The affidavit stated, “At first she told him she was 18 years old. She sent him nude pictures of herself to his cellphone when he still thought she was 18. About mid-February 2012, the victim told Mullendore she was 14 years old. He still wanted to meet her.”

Investigators said Mullendore admitted to buying the girl sex toys but denied having sex with her.

He told detectives, “He wanted to get to know her better” and that he had a “nagging suspicion that she was not of age.”

Mullendore is being held on a $1 million bond.

His family said they are standing by him and believe he is innocent.

A relative told us there is much more to the story.