Saturday, October 27, 2012

Victory Christian Center Abuse Suspect Gets New Hearing Date

File photo of an an interior of a megachurch (Photo by John Amis-Pool/Getty Images)

Victory Christian Center Abuse Suspect Gets New Hearing Date

Report from Houston's CBS news

Prosecutors told a judge Tuesday that more witnesses or victims could come forward as police examine more deeply allegations of sex crimes at a 17,000-member megachurch deep in the Bible Belt.

Israel Castillo, 23, a former janitor at the Victory Christian Center, attended court for a preliminary hearing Tuesday after being accused of making a lewd proposal to a 15-year-old girl, but Tulsa County Special Judge Clifford Smith postponed proceedings until Nov. 29 after lawyers for the state said new information was forthcoming from at least one person. Castillo’s lawyer and the church said they knew nothing of it.

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