Three Tulsa Church Employees To Plead In Sex Case, Two Others Want Trial

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 11:18 am
By: News On 6

Three employees of Tulsa's Victory Christian Center accused of waiting two weeks to report the rape of a 13-year-old girl told the court they will be entering pleas to the charge.

Paul Willemstein, Anna George and Harold Sullivan are charged with failing to report the assault in a timely manner, a misdemeanor.

The Tulsa County DA's office says the three can either plead guilty or no contest to the charge. The hearing for the pleas is set for March 18, 2013.

1/16/2013 Related Story: Hearings Delayed In Tulsa Church Sex Abuse Case 

John and Charica Daugherty, the son and daughter-in-law of the head pastor at Victory Christian Center, want a jury trial.

They're charged with the same misdemeanor. If found guilty, each faces up to a year in the county jail.

Former Victory employee Chris Denman was sentenced in December to 55 years in prison for raping the 13-year-old girl last year and other sex crimes.

12/12/2013 Related Story: Tulsa Judge Sentences Ex-Victory Christian Center Worker To 55 Years 

A second ex-employee, Israel Castillo, is facing an August trial on a felony charge of making a lewd proposal to a child.

2/1/2013 Related Story: August Trial Set For Former Tulsa Church Worker