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Charges filed in Victory Christian employee rape case
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Charges filed in Victory Christian employee rape case

Charges filed in Victory Christian employee rape case
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Charges filed in Victory Christian employee rape case

The District Attorney's office has filed four felony charges in the case of a 13-year-old police say was raped at Victory Christian Center by an employee of the church and school.

20-year old Chris Denman now faces one count of first degree rape of a victim under 14 years of age, forcible oral sodomy on a child under 14 years of age, lewd molestation and use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime.

A filing in district court says Denman used "his computer and/or smart phone device to communicate on Facebook with the 13-year-old (victim) for the purpose of facilitating the rape and/or oral sodomy of (the victim)."

Police say the attack occurred on Aug. 13th at Victory Christian Center, 7700 S. Lewis Ave.

An arrest and booking report obtained by KRMG last week identifies 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.

Tulsa Police Officer Leland Ashley tells KRMG the process of determining who those "leaders" were remains a focus of investigation.

Neither police nor the D.A.'s office has yet indicated whether any investigation into other personnel at Victory Christian is underway.

It is unlawful in Oklahoma to know of the abuse of a child and not report it.

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.

 

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