Victory Christian sex abuse suspect pleads guilty

TULSA -- A former employee of a Tulsa megachurch charged with raping a 13-year-old girl pleaded guilty Monday to six felony sex crimes.

Twenty-year-old Chris Denman was in court for arraignment when he pleaded guilty to raping the girl in August on the campus of Victory Christian Center, where Denman was once an employee.

Denman was also charged with molesting a 15-year-old girl and making a lewd proposal to a 12-year-old girl.

Denman pleaded to first-degree rape, forcible oral sodomy of a child, lewd molestation, lewd proposal to a child and two counts of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime.

A judge will now determine his sentence.

Susan Witt, with the Tulsa County District Attorney's office, says Denman entered a blind plea and had no plea agreement with prosecutors.

Another former 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 next month.

Five employees of the church also face misdemeanor charges for allegedly waiting two weeks to report the alleged rape.

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