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2 Tulsa ministers want charges dismissed

Associated Press Modified: October 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm •  Published: October 13, 2012
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John Daugherty is the son of church co-founder and head pastor Sharon Daugherty, who is not charged in the case.

Denman is due in court Oct. 22 to enter a plea on the charges related to the 13-year-old, including rape, forcible sodomy and lewd molestation after waiving a preliminary hearing on Thursday.

The 13-year-old's mother has sued the church seeking more than $75,000. She claims the church sought "damage control" rather than pursuing the case properly.

Denman also faces charges of molesting a 15-year-old girl and making a lewd proposal and using a computer to commit a sex crime involving a 12-year-old girl. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges. Another former church employee, Israel Shalom Castillo, 23, has pleaded not guilty to charges of making a lewd proposal to a child and using a computer to commit a sex crime.

John and Charica Daugherty's motion also claims Castillo was never responsible for the health, safety or welfare of children at the church. Both Denman and Castillo had been employed as janitors.