Not Guilty Plea Entered in Tulsa Church Sex Case - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Not Guilty Plea Entered in Tulsa Church Sex Case

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A judge has entered a not-guilty plea on behalf of a former janitor charged with making a lewd proposal to a 14-year-old girl at a megachurch in Tulsa.

Israel Castillo said nothing during his arraignment Friday morning. A judge entered the plea on his behalf and scheduled an Aug. 19 trial date.

Castillo claims he did not know the girl was underage when he allegedly sent explicit Facebook messages to her. Prosecutors say Castillo had known the girl for at least two years and met her in person.

If convicted, Castillo could face 20 years in prison.

Another former Victory Christian Center employee - 20-year-old Chris Denman - was sentenced in December to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl in a church stairwell.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Trump tells NBA star Curry that White House visit is off

    Trump tells NBA star Curry that White House visit is off

    Saturday, September 23 2017 9:39 AM EDT2017-09-23 13:39:00 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:39 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:39:39 GMT

    President Donald Trump says if a basketball player doesn't want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don't bother showing up.

    President Donald Trump says if a basketball player doesn't want to visit the White House to celebrate an NBA title, then don't bother showing up.

  • Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction

    Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-09-20 18:41:02 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:39 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:39:27 GMT
    Sea turtle populations around the world are doing better, crawling back from what was once the brink of extinction.
    Sea turtle populations around the world are doing better, crawling back from what was once the brink of extinction.
  • Trump tweets take on GOP holdouts on health legislation

    Trump tweets take on GOP holdouts on health legislation

    Saturday, September 23 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-23 04:46:21 GMT
    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:38 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:38:52 GMT

    McCain opposes latest GOP health care bill, drawing ire from Trump and possibly dealing death blow to repeal-and-replace effort.

    McCain opposes latest GOP health care bill, drawing ire from Trump and possibly dealing death blow to repeal-and-replace effort.

Powered by Frankly