Victory Christian http://publicradiotulsa.org en Arraignment Delayed for Ex-Tulsa Church Employee http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/arraignment-delayed-ex-tulsa-church-employee <div><p>TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Arraignment re-scheduled for a former employee of a Tulsa mega-church on sex crime charges. The new date is January 22nd.</p><p>Former Victory Christian Center janitor Israel Castillo is charged with making lewd or indecent proposal to a child.</p><p>He has pleaded not guilty.</p><p>The 23-year-old Castillo allegedly sent explicit Facebook messages to a 14-year-old girl he had known for at least two years.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 13:04:40 +0000 Associated Press 30779 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Arraignment Delayed for Ex-Tulsa Church Employee Arraignment Reset for Victory Rape Suspect http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/arraignment-reset-victory-rape-suspect <p>TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An ex-employee of a Tulsa megachurch accused of raping a 13-year-old girl and other sex crimes will be arraigned in district court next week.</p><p>Twenty-year-old Chris Denman, who worked at Victory Christian Center, faces charges of raping the 13-year-old on the ministry's campus in August.</p><p>He's also charged with molesting a 15-year-old girl and making a lewd proposal to a 12-year-old girl.</p><p>A judge on Monday reset Denman's hearing date until Oct.29</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:47:07 +0000 Associated Press 28232 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Arraignment Reset for Victory Rape Suspect 2 Tulsa Ministers want Charges Dismissed http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/2-tulsa-ministers-want-charges-dismissed <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two youth ministers at a Tulsa megachurch say misdemeanor charges of failing to report child abuse against them should be dismissed because no one in the case has been charged with child abuse.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">Former Victory Christian Church employee Chris Denman is charged with first-degree rape and other sex crimes. Police say the 20-year-old Denman a raped 13-year-old girl in a stairwell on the church campus. Another ex-employee faces separate charges.</span></p> Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:44:07 +0000 Associated Press 27815 at http://publicradiotulsa.org 2 Tulsa Ministers want Charges Dismissed DHS: Church Has Not Sought Review of Abuse Policy http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/dhs-church-has-not-sought-review-abuse-policy <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">TULSA, Okla. (AP) — More than a week after a Tulsa church promised to ask Oklahoma's Department of Human Services to review how it handles child abuse allegations, DHS says it has yet to hear from the ministry.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">Victory Christian Center made the pledge last week, after five workers were charged for not quickly reporting the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl on the church's campus.</span></p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:59:09 +0000 Associated Press 26973 at http://publicradiotulsa.org DHS: Church Has Not Sought Review of Abuse Policy Pastor Speaks on Rape Case http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/pastor-speaks-rape-case <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The pastor of a Tulsa megachurch where five employees reportedly waited two weeks to report the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl is encouraging congregants to speak up about sexual abuse.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">Victory Christian Center pastor Sharon Daugherty brought up the topic during weekend services.</span></p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:57:59 +0000 Associated Press 26684 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Pastor Speaks on Rape Case