TULSA, Okla. (AP) — More than a week after a Tulsa church promised to ask Oklahoma's Department of Human Services to review how it handles child abuse allegations, DHS says it has yet to hear from the ministry.
Victory Christian Center made the pledge last week, after five workers were charged for not quickly reporting the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl on the church's campus.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The pastor of a Tulsa megachurch where five employees reportedly waited two weeks to report the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl is encouraging congregants to speak up about sexual abuse.
Victory Christian Center pastor Sharon Daugherty brought up the topic during weekend services.
Police say Daugherty knew about the abuse allegations, but trusted ministry employees to follow in-house policies on reporting such incidents. She has not been charged.