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Sex Claims Stem from Tulsa Megachurch
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A 17,000-member megachurch in south Tulsa has been rattled by allegations that five employees waited two weeks to report the rape of a 13-year-old girl in a campus stairwell, allegedly by a church worker.
Police say the girl is among at least three victims of alleged sex crimes by two former church employees who face criminal charges. Investigators say more could surface.
Authorities have also charged five ministry employees for waiting two weeks before reporting to police the alleged rape of the 13-year-old.
Police said this week that the worldwide ministry's pastor and co-founder, Sharon Daugherty, knew about the allegations during the two-week reporting lapse, but trusted ministry employees to follow in-house policies on reporting such incidents.
Posted: Friday, September 21 2012, 03:30 AM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Time waning for Okla. lawmakers to tackle credits
May 18, 2013 19:10 GMT
By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Despite calls by several Oklahoma legislators to address hundreds of millions of dollars in state tax credits and exemptions for businesses and industries, little has been done as another session approaches its end.
At the same time, other legislators are still trying to write even more tax giveaways into state law for things like tickets and hospitality suites to sporting events and the sale of helicopters.
Longtime tax credit critic Rep. David Dank calls the proposals for new credits "stealth efforts" and says they should be killed before they reach the governor's desk.
Dank sponsored a bill earlier this session to ensure tax credits undergo more rigorous scrutiny, but the bill was derailed in a Senate committee.
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