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      Former Victory Christian Janitor Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

      A former janitor at a Tulsa megachurch who pleaded guilty to making a lewd proposal to a child has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

      A Tulsa County judge handed down the sentence Friday to Israel Castillo. Castillo was remanded to the custody of sheriff's deputies.

      Castillo worked at the 17,000-member Victory Christian Center. He pleaded guilty in August to sending lewd Facebook messages to a 14-year-old girl at the church. He had no pre-arranged deal with prosecutors.

      Castillo had repeatedly pleaded not guilty, saying he did not know the girl who received the messages was underage - a claim refuted by prosecutors.

      Another former church janitor, Chris Denman, was sentenced to 55 years in prison last year on various sex charges, including the rape of a 13-year-old girl.

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