Victory Christian Center employee jailed after sending sexual messages to 14-year-old girlBy Mason White 3:13 PM September 2, 2013
|Israel S. Castillo|
By: Debbie Gross
A man was arrested and charged after making sexual advances toward a young girl, according to court proceedings in Oklahoma.
Now, the man pleaded guilty to the charges.
The former employee of a Tulsa megachurch pleaded guilty to one count of making a lewd proposal to a 14-year-old last summer.
24-year-old Israel S. Castillo, a former janitor of Victory Christian Center, entered into a blind plea agreement. He was arrested last year for making an indecent proposal to a child by sending sexually explicit messages.
He faces three to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. He may be ordered to register as a sex offender, and he will be required to serve a minimum of 85 percent of his sentence.
Castillo was not given bail.
Castillo was not offered a plea deal by the state, but pleaded guilty on his own.
The State was satisfied with the plea deal in order to keep the child out of court and out of public view.
Prosecutors also said that the man’s sexual activity was not limited to the 14-year-old. However, the 14-year-old was the only one to come forward to police.
Originally from Texas, Castillo was in Oklahoma to work at the Victory Christian Center.
Castillo’s sentencing is scheduled for next month.