A man accused of sexually abusing a young girl at a south Tulsa church has been formally charged.
Chris Denman was arraigned Friday morning on four charges. He's now accused of violating not one, but two underage girls at Victory Christian on South Lewis.
Channel 8 confirmed with investigators that Denman gave detailed testimony during a police interview that led to his arrest.
The Tulsa police child abuse unit also told Channel 8's Caitlin Alexander that there was another male working at Victory summer camp who is currently being investigated.
Cpl. Greg Smith believes there will enough evidence against him to pursue an arrest in connection with a similar crime.
Channel 8 has a copy of the search warrant used to investigate the scene and case at Victory Church. It includes disturbing Facebook messages Denman allegedly sent to one of the victims.
In one message, Denman explicitly describes the sexual acts he wishes to perform on one of the girls.
Victory Church sent this statement Friday:
"A tragic incident involving an allegation of rape at the Victory Christian Center campus has been the subject of much media coverage.
On behalf of Victory Christian Center, we fully understand the gravity of these allegations and are working with law enforcement and investigating within our organization to gather all information to address this matter. We are fully committed to the safety of our church family and our campus visitors, and this is not reflective of how we strive to operate.
Victory Christian Center has a written policy that requires any allegation of abuse to be reported by employees to the Department of Human Services, and internally within one hour to their department head and the director of human resources. It appears that this policy was not followed by the employees initially involved, and the allegations were not reported as directed within the required time.
The employees who we found to be aware of the allegation of rape have been suspended while we complete our internal investigation and assess our final disciplinary actions.
We will be asking the state Department of Human Services to partner with us to conduct a full audit of our policy for responding to allegations of child abuse, and will conduct an in-depth review of these procedures with all employees and volunteers.
Victory Christian Center has fully cooperated with the police and their investigation, and we will continue to do so in the future.
Most importantly, our hearts go out to the victims involved, and we ask that your thoughts and prayers be with them and their families. The safety and well-being of anyone who comes on our campuses is extremely important to our ministry. We are deeply saddened and greatly disappointed by this event."
Victory Church officials confirm Chris Denman is in the Tulsa County jail, held on $200,000 bond. Court records show he faces four counts that include: rape of a minor under 14 years old, forcible oral sodomy of a minor under 14 years old, lewd molestation and use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime.
Channel 8's Caitlin Alexander is following this story today. Stay with KTUL.com for more information. You can follow Caitlin on twitter @caitlinnews
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