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October 31, 2012

Hearings for 5 megachurch employees postponed

TULSA, Okla. — Hearings for five employees of a Tulsa megachurch accused of waiting more than two weeks to report the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl have been rescheduled.

Victory Christian Center employees John Daugherty, Charica Daugherty, Paul Willemstein, Anna George and Harold “Frank” Sullivan, face allegations that they didn’t report the complaint in a timely manner.

Prosecutors say the girl told employees Aug. 15 she had been raped, but police weren’t notified until Aug. 30

The Daughertys, Willemstein and George are due back in court Nov. 19. Prosecutors say Sullivan’s hearing was reset to Dec. 12.

Chris Denman, one of two former church employees charged with several sex crimes, pleaded guilty this week to raping the 13-year-old girl. He will be sentenced in December.

 

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