Ex-Tulsa Megachurch Janitor to be Sentenced
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former janitor at a Tulsa megachurch is scheduled to be sentenced for making a lewd proposal to a child.
Israel Castillo is to appear in district court in Tulsa on Friday after pleading guilty during an August hearing. He had no pre-arranged deal with prosecutors.
Castillo worked at the 17,000-member Victory Christian Center in south Tulsa and was accused of sending lewd Facebook messages to a 14-year-old girl.
Until his plea in August, Castillo had repeatedly pleaded not guilty, saying that he did not know the girl who received the messages was underage — a claim refuted by prosecutors.
Another former church janitor, Chris Denman, was sentenced to 55 years in prison last year on various sex charges, including the rape of a 13-year-old girl on ministry grounds.