Jury trial set in Victory Christian lewd proposal case
BY JARREL WADE World Staff Writer
Friday, February 01, 2013
2/01/13 at 11:00 AM
A not-guilty plea was entered Friday morning in Tulsa County District Court for a man charged with making a lewd or indecent proposal to a 14-year-old girl.
Former Victory Christian Center janitor Israel Shalom Castillo, 23, is scheduled to go to jury trial on Aug. 19.
Tulsa County District Judge William Kellough had a private conference with prosecutors and Castillo's attorney before the plea was entered.
The charge involves a 14-year-old girl whom Castillo met through his work at Victory Christian.
Castillo is accused of sending multiple lewd messages to the girl over Facebook.
Castillo and Chris Denman, both Victory Christian Center members who worked as janitors for the church, were charged in September with separate child-sex crimes.
Denman, 20, pleaded guilty last year to six felony sex crimes against children, including the rape of a 13-year-old girl. He was sentenced to 55 years in prison and five years of probation.
Five Victory Christian staff members, including John and Charica Daugherty, a son and daughter-in-law of Senior Pastor Sharon Daugherty, have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of failing to report child abuse after a two-week lapse between when the 13-year-old reported getting raped and when authorities were contacted.
Other staff members accused of not reporting the alleged crime are Paul Howard Willemstein, Anna Alisa George and Harold Frank Sullivan.
Israel Shalom Castillo