Hearing for Daughertys moved to Feb. 13 in Victory Christian case
BY JARREL WADE World Staff Writer
Friday, January 25, 2013
1/25/13 at 3:25 PM
A Tulsa judge moved a Friday hearing for John and Charica Daugherty to February, when all five Victory Christian Center staff accused of failing to report child abuse for two weeks are expected to enter pleas before trial.
Tulsa County Special Judge Bill Hiddle moved the hearing to Feb. 13.
Five Victory Christian staff members, including the Daughertys -- who are the son and daughter-in-law of Victory Christian Senior Pastor Sharon Daugherty, face a misdemeanor charge of failure to report child abuse after allegations that they didn’t report to authorities the rape of a 13-year-old girl at the church for two weeks.
Also charged in the case are Paul Howard Willemstein, Anna Alisa George and Harold Frank Sullivan.
All defendants pleaded not guilty at an earlier arraignment.
Tulsa attorney Jason Robertson, who represents John and Charica Daugherty, said they currently do not have a plea deal with the prosecutors and will go to trial if none is offered.
John Daugherty (right) and Charica Daugherty (left) leave a courtroom after a Nov. 19, 2012 appearance at the Tulsa County Courthouse. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World File