Five Victory employees appear in court
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Five Tulsa church employees accused of waiting more than two weeks to report the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl at their church have been ordered back to court Oct. 31.
Prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges last week against Victory Christian Center employees John Daugherty, Charica Daugherty, Paul Willemstein, Anna George and Harold ``Frank'' Sullivan, saying they didn't report allegations in a timely manner.
A judge entered not guilty pleas for the five Wednesday. The church suspended the workers pending an investigation.
Prosecutors say the girl told employees Aug. 15 she had been raped but police weren't told until Aug. 30.
Authorities say the girl is one of at least four victims of alleged sex crimes by two former employees who face criminal charges.
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