VCC Says Employees Were Properly Screened, Staffers Charged in Sex Scandal
It appears the people over at Victory Christian Center in Tulsa are doing some damage control. They want the public to know that they went by proper procedures when hiring the two men charged with sex abuse on three underage girls, so they say.
Victory Christian Center issued a statement on Tuesday addressing the charges against two former employees accused of child sex abuse, Israel Castillo, 23, and Chris Denman, 20.
According to VCC, both young men went through the screening process included a nationwide background check and personal references.
Both Castillo and Benman passed the screening tests and the church found no history of any criminal activity.
The two men have been charged. Denman has pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and child molestation ans has been arrested.
Castillo was charged Monday with lewd or indecent proposal to a child and use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime. He has yet to turn himself in.
Earlier this week, we reported that five staff members interviewed and fired both men and also spoke with the girls about the incident. Unprofessionally, the church decided to wait two weeks to notify their parents or police.
Reports now have confirmed that all five staff members were charged Monday with not reporting suspected abuse in a timely matter.
According to the report, all five staffers were booked into jail Tuesday night and then were released a short time later.