Man accused of raping 13-year-old at day camp


Story Comments Share

Chris Denman
Chris Denman
Updated: 9/06/2012 9:06 am Published: 9/05/2012 6:01 pm


A Tulsa man faces rape and sodomy complaints for allegedly assaulting a 13-year old girl in the stairwell of Victory Christian Center near 77th & Lewis in South Tulsa.

The girl was attending a weeklong day camp at the center when the alleged attacks happened. Police arrested Chris Denman, 20, on Wednesday after the girl disclosed to her day camp leaders that Denman assaulted her on August 13th.

Denman was employed at the camp as a custodian and has been fired, according to Cpl. Greg Smith with TPD.

Denman's Facebook page lists his employment as "staff at Camp Victory," with a Mannford address.  The Facebook page says he was studying ministry at Victory Bible Institute.

Denman faces one charge of rape of a minor and one charge of forcible sodomy. The church had no comment when FOX23 called Wednesday evening.



Story Comments Share

23 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of KOKI FOX23 - Tulsa

stuffy - 9/10/2012 12:26 AM
2 Votes
It is illegal to have sex with minors, with or without consent. It is illegal to shield someone who has committed such a crime.

aleman - 9/8/2012 9:48 AM
0 Votes
One look at this inbred tells me what ever he got from the girl he took it,still feel a cover up is going on here,any way you look at it it is a crime,but I'm betting on forcible rape and we can only hope where he is going he will learn all about sodomy.

t town253 - 9/7/2012 11:03 AM
0 Votes
Thank you Metallica......!!!!!! Yall a hot mess putting your mouth on this lil girl....she already has enough to deal with without your ignorant added offenses to her!! How dare you!

Metallica - 9/7/2012 10:04 AM
1 Vote
Spider, please tell me how she made up a story for which he corroborated and admitted. "The man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl at Tulsa's Victory Christian Center in August in an attack which the church learned about, but failed to report for more than two weeks, confessed to the crime under police questioning. "Tulsa Police and sheriff's deputies have both confirmed that information, redacted in the arrest and booking report released by the David L. Moss Correctional Center, indicates Chris Denman did admit after being Mirandized that he had sexually assaulted the girl." - KRMG report

Metallica - 9/7/2012 10:03 AM
1 Vote
Spider, please tell me how she made up a story for which he corroborated and admitted. "The man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl at Tulsa's Victory Christian Center in August in an attack which the church learned about, but failed to report for more than two weeks, confessed to the crime under police questioning. "Tulsa Police and sheriff's deputies have both confirmed that information, redacted in the arrest and booking report released by the David L. Moss Correctional Center, indicates Chris Denman did admit after being Mirandized that he had sexually assaulted the girl." - KRMG report

t town253 - 9/7/2012 9:21 AM
0 Votes
Spider you are pretty bold to make such a firm stand as such especially since you were not there and cannot speak on this issue.......to all.....this will pan out in court and somebody is going to eat their words and owe some apologies....either way! Spider great for your daughter but be really careful about putting your mouth on this other young child....it may be your own later!! Since you are so 'godly' maybe close your mouth on here and open your mouth to God behind closed doors and cover your children as well as our other babies too!!!!!

spider - 9/7/2012 5:39 AM
1 Vote
To all that is concerned, My daughter is 13 yrs old and has attended Camp Victory for a couple years now, we believe that the rape could not have had happened. Because the stairwell that is spoken of is fully lit, and staff frequently is on stand by at all times.. This is a horrible accusation that will ruin a persons life... Obviously that little girl needs help and special attention! Chris has worked for the camp and nothing has ever been said before!!! Why not check in to whats wrong with some little girl that needs mental help,maybe for lying she should be put in a cell!

Gladys Crump - 9/7/2012 1:34 AM
0 Votes
Oh and he is a POS, a sick POS in fact and so is anyone who defends him.

Gladys Crump - 9/7/2012 1:31 AM
1 Vote
Some of you people make me positively sick, she did report it, it was just ignored by Victory because it would give them a black eye, they wouldn't have addressed it at all if the parents had'nt grown tired of waiting for someone to care that their little barely 13 year old daughter had been raped and sodomized by a man employed by Victory. This girl was on the stairs because she isn't spiderman and can't get up or down from floor to floor without using the stairs, and she was wearing regular clothing, nothing exposed, no heavey makeup and wasn't asking to be raped. How sick and disgusting does a human being have to be to try to further victimize a child who will suffer from this for the rest of her life by asking ignorant questions such as "what was she doing on the stairs, and why was she separated from her group" maybe she had to pee, did you think about that? Idiots, you should be ashamed of yourselves, this is what is wrong with society these days, no sense of decency and shame, right and wrong.

Metallica - 9/6/2012 5:24 PM
0 Votes
"What day did she report the alledged rape?" - Paparay "In the booking report, the girl said she disclosed the rape to 'Victory leadership' on August 15th." - other news sources "Why didn't she tell her parents before or after she told staff?" - Stskins We don't know, but it's rather irrelevant to the rape itself. "Camp kids always travel in groups and she's old enough to stay with hers. Did she leave the group? If so, why? Obviously this stairwell was in a place where the guy thought no one would be walking, so what was she doing there? Why was she so far away from everyone? I don't know." - Stskins Yeah, and what was she wearing? Was she dressed like she was "asking for it"? Seriously? I couldn't care less if she was walking down a secluded hallway naked. Nobody has a right to rape anyone. Period. The only people who ought to give a crap about where any young woman is raped are those Christians and Jews who follow God's "Perfect Law" for if she were engaged and was raped in the country, she would be forced to marry her assailant. This is "Perfect Word of God" we're talking about here. "If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her." - Deuteronomy 22:28-29 (NLV) Of course, this happened within city limits so... "If within the city a man comes upon a maiden who is betrothed, and has relations with her,you shall bring them both out of the gate of the city and there stone them to death: the girl because she did not cry out for help though she was in the city,and the man because he violated his neighbors wife." - Deuteronomy 22:23-24 (NAB) "I hope this works out for Victory because, they are really good people." - Stskins They probably are, but I fail to see how waiting two weeks to report a rape which occured in their halls highlights their goodness.
FOX23 Weather Center
39°
Feels Like: 36°
High: 74° | Low: 39°
Partly Cloudy
Top Stories
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.