Five Victory Christian employees out of jail on bond


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Updated: 9/18/2012 10:17 am Published: 9/17/2012 4:21 pm


The Tulsa County DA has filed charges against five employees of the Victory Christian Center for failure to report child abuse. 

Paul Wilemstein, Anna George, Harold "Frank" Sullivan, Charica Daugherty and John Daugherty are all charged with misdemeanor failure to report child abuse. Sullivan is the director of Human Resources at VCC.  John is the son of VCC pastor, Sharon Daugherty, Charica is his wife.  Monday night, all five were booked into the Tulsa Co. Jail. Several hours later, all were released on on $1,500 bond.

The charges stem from recent allegations of a rape at the center.  Former VCC employee Chris Denman, 20, was charged with first degree rape of a victim under 14, forcible oral sodomy, lewd molestation and the use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime on September 13th.  The alleged victim's mother said the incident happened in August, and she did not hear about it until more than two weeks later.

A second suspect, 23-year-old Israel Castillo, was charged Monday with lewd proposals to a minor.  He's accused of propositioning a fifteen-year-old girl at Victory Christian, asking her to send nude photos to him, and also sending her lewd messages on Facebook.  He has not yet been arrested.

VCC issued this statement Monday evening:

"The employees involved were a high school outreach program director, an associate youth pastor, the director of the Human Resources department, and John and Charica Daugherty, who work at the church as sr. high youth pastor and assistant sr. high youth pastor.

Last Friday, in response to the delay in reporting the alleged rape, Victory Christian Center suspended three of these employees who were aware of the allegation, and did not report it in a timely manner in accordance with an internal policy on reporting suspected cases of abuse or neglect. The police investigation additionally determined that John and Charica both had some awareness of this incident.  Because of this finding, the ministry has also suspended John and Charica in accordance with our disciplinary policies while we continue an internal investigation.

Again, we ask that your thoughts and prayers be with the victims and their families."

The mother of one victim in this case told FOX23 she was "shocked and surprised" by the charges, but she felt "happy and satisfied" by the District Attorney's decision.

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THE SEER - 11/12/2012 3:03 PM
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I had just recently returned to Tulsa on February 2010 from Tyler, Texas. I was homeless and sleeping on the stairway at St. John's Hospital on 21st & Utica. It was 4:30am when suddenly a personage stood before me. It was Billy Joe Daugherty. He stood before me dressed in a white robe that was stained. His right eye was popped out and hanging out of it's socket. I was shocked and in awe. As he stood before me he said; " David, please forgive me for hurting you. We all have sin in us, we all have done wickedness. It is by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ that we are saved. We are saved by grace through faith and not of yourself it is a gift of God." Billy Joe said; "Take your eyes off me and put them on JESUS".Then he vanished. I was assured by this visitation that faith in God's grace is what saves us all.

THE FIGTREE - 11/8/2012 9:37 AM
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It is obvious that this case has turned into a "RELIGIOUS PROFILING AND TARGETING" and "JUDICIAL RACKETEERING" against John and Charica Daugherty. The charge of Failure to Report Child Abuse is FRAUDULENT and RACKETED in nature by a Corrupted Enforcement and a Corrupted Judicial Court seeking to discredit Victory Christian Center. Furthermore the parading of John and Charica Daugherty in the News Media is a crime in itself in the nature of Libel, Slander and Defamation. It appears that there are inconsistencies of the FACTS and that these half truths are being used to attack the Daugherty's. I find it strange and rare that a "rape" would occur in a "stairway". There has had to be other actions involved by the victim herself. I see John and Charica plus the others innocent of the crime that has been FRAUDULENTLY charged of Failure to Report Child Abuse.

PrinceDavid - 10/16/2012 2:24 PM
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Will Victory Christian Center as a whole have to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH? Should VCC be held accountable and made to be responsible and register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH according to the same degree they have passed judgement on others? If VCC will be required to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH, will children be allowed on the property or will they be able to interact with children? Is VCC a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH?

PrinceDavid - 10/16/2012 2:11 PM
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Will Victory Christian Center as a whole have to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH? Should VCC be held accountable and made to be responsible and register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH according to the same degree they have passed judgement on others? If VCC will be required to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH, will children be allowed on the property or will they be able to interact with children? Is VCC a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH?

PrinceDavid - 10/16/2012 2:02 PM
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Will Victory Christian Center as a whole have to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH? Should VCC be held accountable and made to be responsible and register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH according to the same degree they have passed judgement on others?

PrinceDavid - 10/16/2012 2:02 PM
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Will Victory Christian Center as a whole have to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH? Should you be held accountable and made to be responsible and register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH according to the same degree you have passed judgement on others?

PrinceDavid - 10/16/2012 2:02 PM
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Will Victory Christian Center as a whole have to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH? Should you be held accountable and made to be responsible and register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH according to the same degree you have passed judgement on others?

TaiTaylor - 10/14/2012 2:01 AM
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I went to school with these two, and let me just say that what they've taught in the school and what they are showing with their actions is very, very different! So it seems like they're looking for the easy way out, by having a good lawyer and double word play with the law. They just need to say they did wrong.

teepee16 - 9/28/2012 12:05 PM
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Dooneck I said the same thing and my comment got deleted.

dooneck - 9/26/2012 11:57 AM
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You can't just go around accusing members of your church of rape without an investigation. You may get sued that way as well. Something is fishy about this whole story. The Church states that during their so called investigation, the girl and her grandmother were dragging their feet and gave them confused signals. That will delay things of course. The Grandmother knew however, that is where this gets weird. What...does the Grandmother not think this is important enough to tell the girls mother? A bit odd if you ask me.
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