SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) —
A state law enforcement officer faces multiple charges after two 8-year-old boys told authorities he repeatedly sodomized and sexually abused them.
Channel 3 News has obtained a police report detailing abuse that the children say began in June of 2016. Authorities say neither child knew the other disclosed information about the abuse.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Agent Charles Calvin McMullen faces two felony counts of sexual assault/battery on a victim under 12 and two counts of lewd lascivious behavior, victim less than 12.
McMullen, who has been with the FDLE for five years, is on paid administrative leave.
He worked on cases with the Gulf Coast Kids House and the Santa Rosa Kids House, centers that advocate for abused children.
On Friday, October 28, deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office (SRCSO) responded the Santa Rosa Kids House in Milton where a Department of Children and Families (DCF) investigator was working child abuse case.
The investigator informed deputies that an 8-year-old reported McMullen had been touching him “downstairs on his private part” on a frequent basis. An investigation was immediately launched.
A DCF investigator said McMullen “began to cry” when she informed him about the allegations. The child’s revelation led investigators to interview a second child.
The second 8-year-old told an investigator he doesn’t feel safe because McMullen had been inappropriately touching him and made the child reciprocate on multiple occasions.
He said McMullen told him this was “between you and me” and not to tell anybody because it would break up his relationship.
Following this disclosure, the Gulf Coast Kids House interviewed the second child, who said McMullen touched his private parts. He said McMullen touched the other child underneath his clothing on his penis.
The child said the abuse began when both children were 7-years-old. He said McMuMullen made them perform sex acts like sticking their fingers in his buttocks, putting their mouth on his penis.
The victim also said McMullen put his penis in the other child’s buttocks at least four times, the last time being October 27. He also disclosed that McMullen made him touch the other victim’s penis.
The first child’s interview detailing McMullen’s abuse mirrored the second child’s. He said some of it happened at McMullen’s home.
The first victim said when he told McMullen he didn’t like to be touched that way, McMullen would stop. However, he’d make the second victim rub his penis.
Arresting deputies say McMullen continuously denied having an inappropriate contact with the two victims. He said he never touched them sexually.
McMullen was initially held in the Santa Rosa county Jail on a $1,500,000.00 bond, but has since been reduced.
Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille confirmed the bond was reduced to $300,000 during his first appearance in court Wednesday.
Marcille said he worked for the Attorney General’s Office and then went to work for FDLE.
The case was presented to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, October 28.
His next court appearance will be on December 8.
Channel 3 News has previously interviewed McMullen pertaining to sex crimes against children.
Here is a look at McMullen’s history with state law enforcement agencies.