Ex-Tulsa Megachurch Janitor To Be Sentenced

Ponca City Now - October 18, 2013 6:29 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A former janitor at a Tulsa megachurch is scheduled to be sentenced for making a lewd proposal to a child.

Israel Castillo is to appear in district court in Tulsa on Friday after pleading guilty during an August hearing. He had no pre-arranged deal with prosecutors.

Castillo worked at the 17,000-member Victory Christian Center in south Tulsa and was accused of sending lewd Facebook messages to a 14-year-old girl.

Until his plea in August, Castillo had repeatedly pleaded not guilty, saying that he did not know the girl who received the messages was underage – a claim refuted by prosecutors.

Another former church janitor, Chris Denman, was sentenced to 55 years in prison last year on various sex charges, including the rape of a 13-year-old girl on ministry grounds.

 

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