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Mon December 10, 2012

Arraignment Delayed for Ex-Tulsa Church Employee

Israel Castillo
Credit Tulsa County Jail Booking photo

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.

Former Victory Christian Center janitor Israel Castillo is charged with making lewd or indecent proposal to a child.

He has pleaded not guilty.

The 23-year-old Castillo allegedly sent explicit Facebook messages to a 14-year-old girl he had known for at least two years.

In another case — former church employee Chris Denman pleaded guilty Oct. 29 to six felony charges, including rape, related to three underage girls. He was charged in the August rape of a 13-year-old in a church stairwell before a church service.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.