4th girl comes forward in Victory Christian scandal, 3rd to accuse former employee Chris Denman

TULSA - Another possible victim has come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against former Victory Christian Center employee Chris Denman, the fourth involving a former church employee in recent months.

The 12-year-old girl is the third minor to bring claims of sexual abuse against Denman. Denman, 20, was arrested Sept. 5 for raping a 13-year-old girl at a church event and molesting a 15-year-old girl.

Counts of lewd proposal to a child and use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime were attached to Denman's initial charges of first-degree rape, forcible sodomy, lewd molestation and use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime.

The original allegations against the former church intern have ignited a firestorm in recent weeks as six other Victory Christian employees have been arrested -- one Israel Castillo for making a lewd proposal to a minor and using a computer to facilitate a sex crime and five others for failure to report child abuse.

Among the five were John Daugherty, Victory Christian youth pastor and son of senior pastor Sharon Daugherty, and wife Charica Daugherty.

A lawsuit filed by one of the alleged victims' parents also accuses Sharon Daugherty of having knowledge.

Four girls under the age of 18 have accused Denman and Castillo, but Tulsa police said last week another suspect and even more victims could emerge.

Victory Christian has released three statements (https://www.victory.com/mediastatement) in response.

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