BROKEN ARROW -- A former Tulsa police officer is now behind bars. Broken Arrow police arrested 70-year-old Noel McFadden on eight counts of child sex abuse. 2 Works for You spoke with parents who claim McFadden molested both of their children.
"He lived in that neighborhood for 40 years," the victims' mother Amber said.
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"I remember when we first moved in, all the neighbors said the kids go over there," she said. "He gives out candies and ice creams and he's always airing up bikes."
It's difficult for Amber and Chris to tell this story.
"He would groom the parents, gain their trust and then move on to their children," the victims' mother Amber said.
They believe their two daughters, just five and eleven, were molested by 70-year-old Noel McFadden in their neighborhood just two miles from a local elementary school.
"They came home and the 5-year-old told our oldest daughter, the 11-year-old, that Noel had made her touch his penis," the victims' mother Amber said. "He was showing her videos and again this was all outside."
McFadden is a former Tulsa police officer.
"It's more upsetting because someone who has been in this profession before should definitely know better," Broken Arrow Police spokesperson James Koch said.
"This is why no one comes forward, because he is so respected by the community," the victims' mother Amber said.
The parents called Broken Arrow Police and filed a report April 13th. Seven days later, officers arrested McFadden on eight counts of child sex abuse.
"This could have been stopped as far as we know a long time ago, at least a decade ago," the victims' father Chris said.
They have one simple message for other parents.
"You have to believe your kids," the victims' father Chris said.
It's a horrific nightmare for any parent.
"As a parent, you want to know but you also don't know if you can handle it," the victims' mother Amber said.
The Broken Arrow Police Department searched McFadden's home Friday morning. Detectives haven't said yet what they found.
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