Local & Regional
Mon October 22, 2012
Arraignment Reset for Victory Rape Suspect
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.
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.
He's also charged with molesting a 15-year-old girl and making a lewd proposal to a 12-year-old girl.
A judge on Monday reset Denman's hearing date until Oct.29
Another ex-Victory employee, 23-year-old Israel Castillo, is charged with making a lewd proposal to a 15-year-old girl and using a computer to commit a sex crime. Castillo is due in court Tuesday for his preliminary hearing.
Five employees of the worldwide ministry are facing misdemeanor charges for waiting two weeks after the 13-year-old was allegedly raped to report it to authorities.