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Family of Tulsa megachurch leader plead no contest

TULSA — Two employees of a Tulsa megachurch accused of waiting for two weeks before reporting the rape of a 13-year-old girl on ministry property last summer have pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: March 22, 2013
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TULSA — Two employees of a Tulsa megachurch accused of waiting for two weeks before reporting the rape of a 13-year-old girl on ministry property last summer have pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge.

Victory Christian Center's John and Charica Daughtery pleaded no contest Friday to failing to promptly to report child abuse. The Daughertys are the son and daughter-in-law of the south Tulsa church's senior pastor.

A sentencing hearing is under way.

Three of the Daughertys' co-workers pleaded no contest on Monday to the same charges. Paul Willemstein and Anna George were sentenced to 30 days in jail. Harold “Frank” Sullivan was given a one year suspended sentence with no jail time.

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