Castillo Pleads Not Guilty In Victory Christian Sex Abuse Scandal


Friday, September 28th 2012, 3:44 pm
By: News On 6


A former Oklahoma megachurch employee accused of using a computer to commit a sex crime pleaded not guilty in a court hearing on Friday.

Twenty-three-year-old Israel Shalom Castillo is charged with making a lewd proposal to a minor and using a computer to commit a sex crime.

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

Castillo is one of two former employees of the Tulsa megachurch Victory Christian Center who are accused of sex crimes against a child.

Castillo's preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 23.

The other former employee, 20-year-old Chris Denman, has a hearing scheduled for October 11.

A judge entered not guilty pleas this week for five other church employees accused of waiting more than two weeks to report the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl.