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Tulsa Church Employees in Court Today
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Two of five Tulsa megachurch employees facing misdemeanor charges for waiting more than two weeks to report the rape of a 13-year-old girl are due in district court Monday.
John and Charica Daugherty, who are the son and daughter-in-law of Victory Christian Center senior pastor Sharon Daugherty, both claim they are innocent of the charges.
Three other Victory employees are due in court next month on the same charges.
One ex-employee of the ministry, 20-year-old Chris Denman, pleaded guilty last month to raping the 13-year-old in a stairwell on church property and other sex crimes. He could face life in prison when he's sentenced in December.
Another ex-employee, Israel Castillo, is due in court Nov. 29 on charges of making a lewd proposal to a child. He's pleaded not guilty.
Posted: Monday, November 19 2012, 05:11 AM CST
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Rogers County holds off on certifying tax election
May 22, 2013 12:30 GMT
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) -- The Rogers County Election Board has voted to not certify results of a recent sales tax election after a resident filed a complaint alleging the county didn't give proper legal notice of the election.
Voters in Rogers County approved a 1-cent sales tax during a May 14 election. But a resident filed a challenge to the election results, saying the county didn't properly publish a legal notice of the election in a county newspaper before the vote.
The Claremore Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/13HOCr8 ) that the election board voted Tuesday to not certify the election results until after a hearing is held next week on the complaint. The hearing is set for May 28 before District Judge Dwayne Steidley.
Information from: Claremore Daily Progress, http://www.claremoreprogress.com
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