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Ex-Megachurch Worker Wants Sex Abuse Case Tossed
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A former Tulsa megachurch worker accused of making a lewd proposal to a child wants the case against him tossed because he says prosecutors didn't present enough evidence at a preliminary hearing. Israel Castillo is a former janitor at the 17,000-member Victory Christian Center. He's accused of sending explicit Facebook messages to a 14-year-old girl he had known for at least two years. He has pleaded not guilty. Court documents say a Tulsa judge is expected to rule at a Tuesday hearing whether the case against Castillo should go forward. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison. Another ex-employee, Chris Denman, pleaded guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl and other sex crimes and was sentenced last month to 55 years in prison. Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Posted: Monday, January 21 2013, 11:37 AM CST
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Judge orders Okla. pastor to trial on murder count
May 25, 2013 19:32 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A judge says the pastor of an Oklahoma City church must stand trial in the shooting death of his son-in-law.
Fifty-three-year old Michael Elder is charged in the death of 27-year-old Gary Davidson last February. Davidson was married to Elder's daughter.
The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/16Wg62Z ) that Judge Ray C. Elliott on Friday ordered Elder to stand trial after Davidson's wife and girlfriend each told different stories. April Davidson said she feared for her life while fighting with Davidson in the front seat of a pickup truck. Judith Chism said Davidson was trying to exit the truck from a rear seat when he was shot.
Defense lawyers have argued Davidson fired the gun in self-defense.
Elder is senior pastor at The Cross Baptist Church. He was being held without bail.
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