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Oklahoma church abuse inquiry results in second arrest

Oklahoman Published: September 20, 2012

TULSA (AP) — Tulsa police have arrested a second suspect as an investigation continues into allegations of sexual abuse by former employees at a south Tulsa church.

Police say 23-year-old Israel Shalom Castillo, a former employee at Victory Christian Center, surrendered at the Tulsa County Jail on Thursday morning. He was booked on allegations of making a lewd or indecent proposal to a minor and using a computer to commit a sex crime.

His next court date is Sept. 28 and jail records did not list whether he had an attorney.

Another ex-employee, Chris Denman, was arrested Sept. 5 on a complaint alleging that he raped a 13-year-old girl on the ministry's campus in early August.

Authorities have charged five ministry employees for waiting two weeks before reporting the alleged attack to authorities has disabled the comments for this article.


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