Son and daughter-in-law of Victory Christian megachurch leader plead no contest in child abuse case

TULSA - Two employees of a Tulsa megachurch accused of waiting for two weeks before reporting the rape of a 13-year-old girl on ministry property last summer have pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge.

Victory Christian Center's John and Charica Daughtery pleaded no contest Friday to failing to promptly to report child abuse. The Daughertys are the son and daughter-in-law of the south Tulsa church's senior pastor.

The couple was given a five-year deferred sentence with probation and a fine. The judge ordered the Daughertys to come up with a plan to help other organizations' staffs prevent abuse.

Three of the Daughertys' co-workers pleaded no contest Monday to the same charges. Paul Willemstein and Anna George were sentenced to 30 days in jail. Harold "Frank" Sullivan was given a one-year suspended sentence with no jail time.

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Accusations against two former employees set the investigation in motion.

Israel Castillo, a former janitor, is charged with making a lewd proposal to a 14-year-old girl at the megachurch. He's scheduled to go to trial Aug. 19.

Castillo claims he didn't know the girl was underage when he allegedly sent explicit Facebook messages to her. Prosecutors say Castillo knew the girl for at least two years and met her in person.

Another former employee, Chris Denman, pleaded guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl in a church stairwell. He was sentenced in December 2012 to 55 years in prison.

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