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Attorney: Victory Christian Youth Pastors Were Not Obligated To Report Abuse

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John and Charica Daugherty walking into court in late September. John and Charica Daugherty walking into court in late September.
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The attorney for two youth pastors at Victory Christian Church is trying to get the misdemeanor charges against them dropped.

John and Charica Daugherty, are charged with failing to report suspected child abuse in a timely manner.

10/9/2012 Related Story: Victory Christian: Five Tulsa Employees To Return To Work With Supervision Changes

They were among five staff members at Victory Christian accused of violating the state law.

Prosecutors say they waited two weeks before telling police that two former Victory employees were accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls they met at Victory's summer camp.

Their attorney filed a motion Friday, which says the law only requires you to report abuse if it's committed by someone responsible for the safety and welfare of the victim. The attorney says since the two men who've been charged weren't responsible for the girls, there was no obligation to report it.

Read the 13-page motion here.

9/26/2012 Related Story: 5 Victory Christian Workers Plead Not Guilty To Failing To Report Sex Abuse

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