- Associated Press - Thursday, January 14, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Two men found in a car with a missing 17-year-old Pennsylvania girl are now jailed on charges including concealing her whereabouts from her parents, and one of the men had sex with her, police said Thursday.

George Garulle, 47, of Trenton, New Jersey, had sent text and Facebook messages to the girl for several days before she was last seen at her home in Sewickley, an upscale Pittsburgh suburb, Allegheny County police said in a criminal complaint.

The girl’s parents woke up Tuesday to find the girl gone, leaving behind her cellphone and medications she requires for her mental health, the complaint said.

Police found messages between Garulle and the girl on her phone in which they spoke of getting married. Garulle sent the girl a picture of his car, a white Chrysler 300, in which he planned to pick her up and drive across the country.

Police called a New Jersey number they found on the girl’s phone on Wednesday and Garulle answered, but claimed to be Garulle’s father, police said. Garulle claimed to live in California, gave a false last name and said he didn’t know where Garulle was. Police said he acknowledged that Garulle had met the girl on Facebook.

Authorities traced the girl’s Facebook activity and found she had last accessed the social media site at an address belonging to James Molloy, 37, in Clarks Summit.

Police traced the GPS on Garulle’s phone as traveling west on Interstate 80 in Clarion County Wednesday night, and state troopers stopped the car and found Garulle, Molloy and the girl.

The girl told police she had sex with Garulle. Molloy, who was driving, told police he knew the girl was only 17 and acknowledged giving her some Vicodin painkillers, police said.

Molloy told police they were headed to South Dakota.

Molloy and Garulle were both arraigned Thursday on charges of concealing the girl’s whereabouts from her parents, conspiracy and corruption of minors. Garulle was also charged with interfering in the custody of a child and falsely identifying himself to police when they called his cellphone.

Garulle has active arrest warrants for violating his parole, weapons possession and assault. Molloy has a record including assault, endangering the welfare of children, stalking and escape, police said.

Both men remained in the Allegheny County Jail unable to post bond Thursday and face a preliminary hearing Jan. 26. Neither has an attorney listed in court records who could comment on their behalf.

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