Church sex abuse suspect pleads guilty
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A former employee of a Tulsa megachurch accused of raping a 13-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to six sex-crime charges.
Chris Denman faces up to life in prison after entering the plea Monday. Denman entered a blind plea, which means a judge will determine his sentence. He's due in court Dec. 12 for sentencing.
The 20-year-old was accused of raping the girl in August on the campus of Victory Christian Center. He's also charged with molesting a 15-year-old girl and making a lewd proposal to a 12-year-old girl.
He pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree rape, forcible oral sodomy of a child, lewd molestation, lewd proposal to a child and two counts of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime.
Five employees of the church also face misdemeanor charges for allegedly waiting two weeks to report the alleged rape. They are scheduled to appear in court on October 31st. All five have returned to work.
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