Monday, January 07, 2013 1:56 pm
Judge won't dismiss suit against Tulsa megachurch
The Associated Press
The Victory Christian Center had argued that the girl's mother, who filed the suit, was not entitled to any relief under the law. A judge on Monday rejected the church's request to dismiss the lawsuit.
Ex-janitor Chris Denman was sentenced to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple sex-related charges. Denman admitted raping the teenage girl in a stairwell on church property.
The lawsuit accuses employees of not reporting the August rape to the authorities while the church conducted an in-house investigation.
The mother is seeking more than $75,000 in damages.