TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Though many people accused in an unreported rape scandal at a Tulsa megachurch resolved their cases with plea deals, a former church janitor accused of sending a juvenile lewd messages appears to be headed to trial.
At a brief hearing Wednesday, prosecutors and attorneys for 23-year-old Israel Castillo said they are prepared to try the case on Sept. 3.
Castillo was a janitor at the 17,000-member Victory Christian Center when he allegedly sent the messages to a 14-year-old girl.
The sides didn't discuss a plea bargain at the hearing.
Another former church janitor - Chris Denman - was sentenced last year to 55 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old girl at the church.
A number of employees were charged with misdemeanors for failure to report the sexual assault.
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