TULSA, Okla. - The investigation into the rape of a 13-year-old girl at a Tulsa Christian school and church will take time to complete, and at this point it remains unclear if anyone will face charges for failing to report the incident to police.
TPD spokesman Ofcr. Leland Ashley tells KRMG it would be "inappropriate" to comment on whether detectives might seek charges against any of the staff or administration at Victory Christian Center or Victory Christian School, both housed in the same building at 7700 S. Lewis Ave.
Ofcr. Ashley says because the investigation into the incident itself remains open, and until the facts are determined it would be premature to make any statements about possible criminal liabilility on the part of Victory personnel.
An arrest and booking report obtained by KRMG says a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on Aug. 13 by a man named Chris Denman, 20.
The report identifiies Denman's status as unemployed, but lists Victory as his former employer, and police have confirmed to KRMG that he was working at the facility at the time of the reported assault.
Police records go on to indicate the girl claims she told Victory "leaders" about the rape on Aug. 15, and that they failed to notify police or the girl's parents until Aug. 30.
Ashley tells KRMG the process of determining who those "leaders" were remains a focus of investigation.
Detectives caught up with Denman on Sept. 5 and arrested him on complaints of first-degree rape of a minor and forcible sodomy of a minor.
He remains jailed on bonds totaling $100,000, and has a court appearance scheduled for Friday, Sept. 14.
So far, the D.A. has not filed any charges in the case.
KRMG spoke with Susan Witt at the D.A.'s office, she said to her knowledge they have not received the detectives' report yet on the assault, and it may be days before they do.