How do Jehovah's Witnesses deal with pedophilia cases?

Child sexual abuse covered up by the Watchtower

Plentiful television reports, documentaries and lawsuits worldwide state pedophilia amongst the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The organization deliberately hides cases of sexual abuse towards children in the goal to protect their public image. It doesn't report pedophilia cases to the police and pedophiles are not punished internally because of the "two witness" rule. If there is only the child victim testifying against the accused, it is not enough. The accused will be acquitted. According to William «Bill» H. Bowen from http://www.silentlambs.org, in 2002 the Watchtower had a database listing 23,720 pedophiles. Today it could go up to 40, 000.
NBC news report, November 21, 2007, Jehovah's Witnesses child sexual abuse. The Watchtower pays money to the victims.
Video : Pedophilia among Jehovah's Witnesses : «Les grands reportages - Radio-Canada» (french). Low quality video.
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Jehovah's Witnesses Silentlambs Press Conference about sexual abuse among Witnesses.
Jehovah's Witnesses Silentlambs Press about sexual abuse among Witnesses.
Jehovah's Witnesses and sexual abuse. CNN report with Connie Chung and Bill Bowen from Silentlambs.
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Secrets of Pedophilia in an American Religion, by Barbara Anderson. CD.
http://www.watchtowerdocuments.com/
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Pedophilia amongst Jehovah's Witnesses "Temps présents" TV show of Nov 12, 2010 (French) :
Part 1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL0nf2lYCd8
Part 2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMWJlfSCzlU
Part 3 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnWl8lnCLDI
Pedophilia and children amongst Jehovah's Witnesses, "Envoyé Spécial" TV show of September 25, 2010, on France2 (French) :
Part 1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0IyDSHGXz0
Part 2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly81YSN8IOw
http://vimeo.com/32713942
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Pedophilia amongst Jehovah's Witnesses, another TV show of "Temps présents" (in french with dutch subtitles).
The Candace Conti case against the Watchtower, USA :
-USA : Jehovah's Witnesses ordered to pay more than $20 million to woman (Candace Conti) who said she was sexually abused as a child. Oakland, California. June 15, 2012.
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/15/12225753-jehovahs-witnesses-ordered-to-pay-more-than-20-million-to-woman-who-said-she-was-sexually-abused?lite
http://www.silentlambs.org/documents/cuOaklandFirstAmendedComplaint_000.pdf
-USA : Alameda(CA) Court freezes $1 billion in Watchtower assets over sexual abuse case. June 22, 2012.
http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/watchtower/child-abuse/227466/1/Watchtowers-Billion-Dollars-of-Property-Cannot-Be-Sold-until-Outcome-of-Conti-Appeal
-Details :
http://jwsurvey.org/general-information/the-watchtower-punished-society-loses-legal-battle-over-child-abuse-case
-USA : the Watchtower recently settled out-of-court with 5 victims of JW serial molester. July 19, 2012.
http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/watchtower/child-abuse/229601/1/WT-recently-settled-out-of-court-with-5-victims-of-JW-serial-molester-Court-documents-now-available-to-post-on-any-website
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On July 14, 2012 in Walnut Creek, California, Candace Conti shared her story with a group of supporters. Just a month before, she had taken the Watchtower Society to court over their policies for handling child molesters within the organization. In this first segment, Miss Conti tells what happened to her as a child and how she came to meet her attorney, Rick Simons. Watch the following parts on the same Youtube account.
-USA : Candace Conti finally won against the Watchtower! August 27, 2012.
http://www.jehovahswitnessblog.com/jw-lawsuits/candace-conti-beats-the-watchtower-society/
Jehovah's Witnesses - Paedophile exposure. Australia. 2002.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoIh5_EGblA
BBC Panorama- Jehovah's Witnesses documentary 'Suffer the Little Children'
Part 1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzWupVczfCQ
Part 2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5tjuEVi23g
Part 3 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebnBzVXDA9Q
Jehovah's Witnesses abused child in Germany.
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Jehovah´s witnesses settle 9 law suits.
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Jehovah's Witness spiritual shepherds sex abuse.
Part 1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XIgz6mmfkU
Part 2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cPTijd4NzY
Part 3 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS-UrESDzN8
-New instructions to the body of elders concerning the handling of child abuse and legal procedures. The Watchtower asks them to destroy the old instructions letters! (Oct.1st). Posted October 16, 2012.
http://jwleaks.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/body-of-elders-boe-letter-handling-of-child-abuse-legal-procedures-issued-by-jehovahs-witnesses-october-1-2012.pdf
-USA : Candace Conti : the Watchtower Society is going to ask the Judge during their next court outing (8th November 2012) to reduce the bond or free them of it all together, because it can't pay! October 18, 2012.
http://www.jehovahswitnessblog.com/jw-lawsuits/latest-candace-conti-news/
-USA : Candace Conti : the Watchtower Society motion to substitute or reduce bond on appeal is DENIED. November 16, 2012.
http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/watchtower/child-abuse/242368/1/Conti-v-Watchtower-Court-Denies-Watchtower-Motion-re-Substituting-Bond-November-16-court-documents-in-pdf
-USA : summary of Watchtower appeal brief in Conti case. April 4, 2013.
http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/watchtower/child-abuse/250093/1/Summary-of-WT-Appeal-Brief-in-Conti-Case
-USA : Conti v. Watchtower – Respondent’s Brief prepared by Rick Simons. June 3, 2013.
http://jwleaks.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/june-3-2013-conti-v-watchtower-opening-brief-for-respondent-prepared-by-richard-simons-a136641.pdf
-USA : Conti v. Watchtower – Final Reply Brief of Appellant Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York. August 29, 2013.
http://jwleaks.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/august-29-2013-conti-v-watchtower-final-reply-brief-of-appellant-watchtower-bible-and-tract-society-of-new-york.pdf
-USA : Conti v. Watchtower – Final Reply Brief of Appellant North Fremont Congregation. August 29, 2013.
http://jwleaks.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/august-29-2013-conti-v-watchtower-final-reply-brief-of-appellant-north-fremont-congregation.pdf
-USA : Irwin Zalkin representing ELEVEN child abuse victims against Watchtower. September 24, 2013.
http://jwsurvey.org/cedars-blog/the-lawsuit-landslide-irwin-zalkin-representing-eleven-child-abuse-victims-against-watchtower
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-USA : Jehovah's Witnesses Ordered to Pay $13.5M to Bible Teacher's Alleged Victim. October 30, 2014.
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/135M-Awarded-to-Bible-Teacher-Gonzalo-Campos-Alleged-Abuse-Victim-Jose-Lopez-281031832.html
-USA : The Zalkin Law Firm Wins $13.5 Million Default Judgment Against the Jehovah’s Witnesses Watchtower. Nov. 2, 2014.
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12295835.htm
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Press conference of Zalkin law firm following the judgment against the Watchtower about the Jose Lopez case. Nov. 1, 2014.
-USA : Candace Conti VS the Watchtower next court date : Dec. 10, 2014. Nov. 20, 2014.
http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/watchtower/child-abuse/287603/1/Update-today-on-Candace-Conti-vs-Watchtower-case
-USA : Conti Appeal Oral Arguments slated for 9 A.M., Jan. 14, 2014. Jan. 8, 2015.
http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/topic/38040001/conti-appeal-oral-arguments-slated-9-m-jan-14-2014-recap-defendant-watchtowers-complaint-errors-your-info
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Video : Did leaders of Jehovah’s Witnesses cover up child sex abuse? PBS Newshour Feb. 16, 2015.
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Vidéo : Candace Conti: Former Jehovah's Witness Takes on Church over Sex Abuse Allegations (Anglais). ABC News Nightline March 13, 2015.
-USA : Conti appeal : Court upholds $2.8M compensation but strikes down punitive award for woman molested by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Apr. 13, 2015.
http://sfappeal.com/2015/04/court-upholds-2-8m-compensation-but-strikes-down-punitive-award-for-woman-molested-by-jehovahs-witnesses/
http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/A136641.PDF
-USA : Conti vs Watchtower appeal. May 27, 2015.
http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/topic/300080001/california-supreme-court-case-s226656
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The Candace Conti case told to Jehovah's Witnesses. (French).
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Team 10 obtains video of admitted child molester in Jehovah's Witnesses. July 22, 2013.

Jehovah's Witness Pedophilia Coverup?

 

 

Posted On: August 16, 2007 by John McKiggan

 

 

Black Sun Journal has posted a fascinating article about allegations of cover up of sexual abuse with the Jehovah's Witness Watchtower Society.

 

It is not unusual (perhaps even commonplace) for religious organizations to deny or cover up allegations of sexual abuse;

 

In most cases where I have represented victims of clergy sexual abuse, the evidence has indicated that persons' in authority within the Church either had knowlege of the abuse, or actively covered it up.

 

What struck me was the lengths to which the Watchtower Society will go to deny or cover up allegations of sexual abuse within the Church. The article states:

 

Bowen's group has criticized the Jehovah's Witnesses' policy that if an accused abuser denies the charge, two credible witnesses are required to establish guilt — due to literal application of such Bible verses as Deuteronomy 19:15 ("only on the evidence of two witnesses, or of three witnesses, shall a charge be sustained").

 

If two witnesses are lacking, the accused is deemed innocent, charges remain confidential and — silentlambs says — parents who warn others are subject to disfellowshipping for slander.

 

Disfellowshipping is an extreme penalty that means a total cutoff of relationships by family members, friends and business associates who are Witnesses.

 

Sexual abuse is a crime of secrecy. Since most sexual abusers do not commit their criminal acts in the presence of witnesses the "two witnesses" requirement is one that would be next to impossible to meet.

 

To go even further by threatening victims who want to warn others of sexual abusers with being cut off from their family, friends and associates (the persons victims would turn to for help and support after being victimized) is perhaps an even greater betrayal than the sexual abuse itself.

 

In most jurisdictions in North America it is a crime for person's in authority to fail to report allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate agency (Children's Services etc.) so that the allegations can be investigated in an independent and unbiased manner.

 

Perhaps it is time that Religious groups be subjected to the same threat of criminal prosecution as private citizens.

 

Source : http://www.sexualabuseclaimsblog.com/2007/08/jehovahs_witness_pedophilia_co.html

 

Various links :

 

http://www.silentlambs.org/

http://www.watchtowerdocuments.com/

http://www.brooklyntower.com/pedophilie-tj.htm

http://tjrecherches.chez.com/Pedo.htm

http://tj-encyclopedie.org/P%C3%A9dophilie_chez_les_T%C3%A9moins_de_J%C3%A9hovah

http://www.blacksunjournal.com/religion/936_jehovahs-witness-pedophilia-coverup_2007.html

http://www.higgertylaw.ca/class-action-lawsuits/jehovahs-witness-child-sexual-abuse-class-action-lawsuit/

http://www.woods.qc.ca/

https://www.schmidtandclark.com/jehovahs-witness-sexual-abuse

http://www.zalkin.com/

http://kosnoff.com/jehovahswitnesses.php

http://www.texassexualabuselawfirm.com/Sexual-Abuse/Clergy-Sexual-Abuse/Jehovahs-Witness-Sexual-Abuse.aspx

http://bettiandassociates.com/

http://www.andersonadvocates.com/

http://www.lovenorris.com/

http://www.artemislegal.com.au/jehovahwitness

http://jwvictims.org/for-legal-questions-and-assistance/

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Jehovah's Witness church elder Ronald Lawrence arrested over sex abuse claims dating back to 1980s. November 26, 2013.
Wales This Week - Witness to the Truth
 
They knock on our doors, preaching peace and good will. But now victims of a South Wales sex abuser claim his crimes were covered up by the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
 
http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2014-09-29/missed-tonights-episode-of-wales-this-week-witness-to-the-truth-catch-up-here/
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Silent lambs - Australia.
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Jehovah's Witness Video 2 CBS.
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Six claim they were molested as kids by Jehovah's Witness elders. October 27, 2014.
Jehovah's Witnesses Silentlambs - Dallas.
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-UK : Jehovah's Witnesses to compensate woman over sex abuse. June 19, 2015.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33201010
The Jose Lopez and Osbaldo Padron cases, USA :
-USA : the Candace Conti case has settled. June 30, 2015.
http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/topic/361070003/candace-conti-settles
http://appellatecases.courtinfo.ca.gov/search/case/dockets.cfm?dist=0&doc_id=2109889&doc_no=S226656
Jehovah's Witnesses and Child Sexual Abuse. BBC Radio 4, The Report. July 23, 2015.
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Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse in Australia : 2015-2017 :
-Australia : Paedophiles repeatedly promoted to positions of authority in Jehovah’s Witness church royal commission told. July 27, 2015.
http://m.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/paedophiles-repeatedly-promoted-to-positions-of-authority-in-jehovahs-witness-church-royal-commission-told/story-fni0cx12-1227458483269
Australia : a royal hearing for sexual abuse in Australia has named hundreds of Jehovah's Witnesses as alleged child sexual abusers. CNN. July 28, 2015.
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-Australia : Jehovah's Witnesses procedures for dealing with sex abuse 'deficient' and can re-traumatise victims, a church expert admits at child abuse commission hearing. July 31, 2015.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3181187/Jehovah-s-Witnesses-procedures-dealing-sex-abuse-deficient-traumatise-victims-church-expert-admits-child-abuse-commission-hearing.html
-Australia : Jehovah's Witnesses let 'repentant' child sex abusers return to church. Aug. 3, 2015.
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/aug/03/jehovahs-witnesses-let-repentant-child-sex-abusers-return-to-church
-Australia : Jehovah’s Witness church says it will comply with mandatory reporting of child abuse. Aug. 4, 2015.
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/aug/04/jehovahs-witness-church-says-it-will-comply-with-mandatory-reporting-of-child-abuse
-Australia : NY Jehovah's boss won't appear at inquiry. Aug. 4, 2015.
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/08/04/13/39/ny-jehovah-s-boss-won-t-appear-at-inquiry
-Australia : Women to 'never rule' in Jehovah's church. Aug. 4, 2015.
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/08/04/women-never-rule-jehovahs-church
-Australia : Abuse victims 'face cruel choice': inquiry. Aug. 5, 2015.
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/08/05/abuse-victims-face-cruel-choice-inquiry
-Australia : Jehovah's Witness child sex predator joined other congregations, royal commission told. Aug. 5, 2015.
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/jehovahs-witness-child-sex-predator-joined-other-congregations-royal-commission-told-20150729-gin2iu.html
-Australia : ex-Jehovah's Witness criticises the group for not reporting child abuse. Aug. 6, 2015.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-06/ex-jehovahs-witness-criticises-the-group-for-not/6678790
-Australia : Royal Commission : Jehovah's Witnesses : transcripts. Aug. 6, 2015.
-Australia : Royal Commission : videos on Youtube. July-August 2015.
-Australia : Jehovah's Witness Church must change after Royal Commission hearings. Aug. 9, 2015.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-10/grundy-flaws-in-jehovahs-witness/6680286
-Australia : Jehovah's boss to appear at abuse inquiry. Aug. 10, 2015.
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/08/10/jehovahs-boss-appear-abuse-inquiry
-Australia : Watchtower 2015 branch organization manual redacted. PDF. Aug. 12, 2015.
http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/downloadfile.ashx?guid=57c425ca-91bd-425b-b266-e08cd15986dc&type=exhibit&filename=EXH.029.028.0001_R&fileextension=pdf
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-Australia : Jehovah’s Witnesses face child sexual-abuse investigation in Australia. Aug. 14, 2015.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/jehovahs-witnesses-face-child-sex-abuse-investigation-in-australia/2015/08/14/d8a58eda-406e-11e5-9561-4b3dc93e3b9a_story.html
-Australia : Governing Body Geoffrey Jackson : abuse redress depends on God. Aug. 14, 2015.
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/08/14/03/37/inquiry-to-hear-from-top-jehovah-member
-Australia : Child sex claims may be 'apostate lies'. Aug. 14, 2015.
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/08/14/18/46/child-sex-claims-may-be-apostate-lies
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USA : Woman sues Jehovah's Witnesses for alleged abuse. This lawsuit is the first of its kind in New Mexico, but the third filed in the U.S. by attorney Irwin Zalkin. Aug. 15, 2015.
Some news :
Lawsuit in the USA : December 1, 2014 :
-USA : $10.5 Million lawsuit against Jehovah's Witnesses organization. December 1, 2014.
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Many Youtube videos on that channel about the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse in Australia, concerning Jehovah's Witnesses : July-August 2015.
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-Australia : Sex abuse royal commission: Federal, state governments should compensate survivors when churches, schools fail to, report recommends. Sept. 14, 2015.
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/sex-abuse-royal-commission-federal-state-governments-should-compensate-survivors-when-churches-schools-fail-to-report-recommends-20150914-gjlyt5.html
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-USA : $13.5M award vacated in Jehovah’s Witness abuse case. Ruling gives church chance to turn over disputed documents. Apr. 14, 2016.
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/apr/14/jehovahs-witness-lopez-sex-abuse-appeal/
-USA : Judge sanctions Jehovah's Witnesses. June 24, 2016.
http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2016/jun/24/ticker-judge-sanctions-jehovahs-witnesses/
-UK : Jehovah's Witnesses face £1m legal bill after young girl was sexually abused by one of its members. July 8, 2016.
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/jehovah-s-witnesses-face-1m-legal-bill-after-young-girl-was-sexually-abused-by-one-of-its-members/story-29491614-detail/story.html
-UK : Supreme Court rejects application for appeal by Watchtower; the Charity Commission is now full steam ahead. July 18, 2016.
https://jwvictims.org/2016/07/18/breaking-news-uk-supreme-court-rejects-application-for-appeal-by-watchtower-the-charity-commission-is-now-full-steam-ahead/
-UK : Charity Commission Update; They Need Your Stories About Domestic Abuse and Shunning. July 22, 2016.
https://jwvictims.org/2016/07/22/uk-charity-commission-update-they-need-your-stories-about-domestic-abuse-and-shunning/
-USA : new BOE letter regarding the protection of pedophiles within Jehovah’s Witness congregations worldwide. Aug. 1, 2016.
http://www.silentlambs.org/BOEAUGUST2016abuse.htm
-UK : Jehovah's Witnesses under pressure over handling of sexual abuse claims. Aug. 12, 2016.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/aug/12/jehovahs-witnesses-under-pressure-over-handling-of-sexual-abuse-claims
-USA : Jehovah’s Witnesses get relief from appellate court. Oct. 15, 2016.
http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2016/oct/15/ticker-jehovahs-witnesses-relief-appellate-court/
-Australia: The Royal Commission will hold a public hearing to inquire the Jehovah's Witnesses in relation to child sexual abuse on 20 March 2017. Nov. 15, 2016.
http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/case-study/10908a67-70c5-4103-94cc-dac096fdb585/case-study-54,-march-2017,-sydney
-Australia : Jehovah's Witnesses did not protect children from abuse, inquiry finds. Nov. 28, 2016.
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/nov/28/jehovahs-witnesses-did-not-protect-children-from-abuse-inquiry-finds
http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/2016-11/report-into-jehovah%E2%80%99s-witness-organisations-releas
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Documentary on pedophilia amongst Jehovah's Witnesses of Dec. 1, 2016 on Radio-Canada in french, in english "The Kingdom's Dirty Secrets."
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Canada : ex-JWs on the show «Tout le monde en parle» Dec. 4, 2016 8H00 PM on Radio-Canada(french), following the report from "Enquête" on pedophilia. Watch online.
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/tele/tout-le-monde-en-parle/2016-2017/segments/entrevue/11786/temoins-jehovah-enquete-pascale-turbide
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0PsE091ark
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/tele/enquete/2016-2017/episodes/369214/enquete-temoins-de-jehovah-pedophilie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBVoc-NHisg
-UK : Jehovah's Witnesses drop application for judicial review. Jan. 19, 2017.
http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/jehovahs-witnesses-drop-application-judicial-review/governance/article/1421445
-USA : Jehovah's Witness sexual-abuse-coverup lawsuit settled. Feb. 13, 2017.
http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/02/jehovahs_witness_sexual_abuse.html
Videos:
-Australia : Jehovah's Witnesses to face abuse inquiry. Mar. 10, 2017.
http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/2017/03/10/jehovah-s-witnesses-to-face-abuse-inquiry.html
http://www.smh.com.au/national/inside-the-jehovahs-witnesses-a-perfect-storm-for-abuse-20170309-guukur.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-10/uniting-church-in-australia-apologises-to-victims/8344496
https://thewest.com.au/news/crime/jehovahs-cruelly-shuns-victims-inquiry-ng-s-1689786
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztOC-lmEApU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRzpa7DOsRE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPwxVG-BxrY
-Australia : Jehovah’s Witnesses refuse to change two-witness rule because ‘that’s our stand’. Mar. 14, 2017.
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/jehovahs-witnesses-refuse-to-change-twowitness-rule-because-thats-our-stand/news-story/ee1f5bdd2561d99f6d1f608f039ee200
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Evidencias: Testigos de Jehová Abusos y Encubrimiento. (Spanish). March 21, 2017.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L2KL5tzz1k
-UK : Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation's efforts to block inquiry squashed. Apr. 4, 2017.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/04/jehovahs-witnesses-congregations-efforts-to-block-inquiry-squashed
-Canada : "Attn: SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIMS IN CANADA!! We are mobilizing some potential law suits. Please either contact me (Tricia Franginha), or contact a lawyer by the name of John McKiggan. He encourages you to contact him ASAP if you are interested in pursuing either a personal claim against the Watchtower OR are interested in being part of a class action with one of his associates". Apr. 10, 2017.
https://www.facebook.com/franginha
https://www.apmlawyers.com/
-Canada : First across Canada class action suit against the Watchtower for victims of sexual abuse. They have agreements with different law firms in different provinces. In Quebec, the laws are different, but a firm will deal with cases in Quebec. They are currently searching for victims. May 1, 2017.
http://www.higgertylaw.ca/jehovahs-witness-child-sexual-abuse-class-action-lawsuit/
-USA : Watchtower lost Lopez summary judgement. May 26, 2017.
-UK : Jehovah's Witnesses attacked by Charity Commission over paedophilia cover-up. July 26, 2017.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/26/jehovahs-witnesses-attacked-charity-commission-paedophilia-cover/
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/investigation-leads-to-improvements-in-safeguarding-at-jehovahs-witnesses-charity
-Australia : Clergy who fail to report child abuse heard in confession should be charged – royal commission. Aug. 14, 2017.
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/14/clergy-who-fail-to-report-child-abuse-heard-in-confession-should-be-charged-royal-commission
https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/2017-08/report-on-criminal-justice-released
-USA : Judge orders Jehovah’s Witnesses to release molestation files. Aug. 30, 2017.
https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2017/aug/30/citylights-judge-orders-jehovahs-witness-release/
-Australia : Is this the first successful liability case for child sex abuse filed against the Watchtower? Sept. 6, 2017.
https://jwvictims.org/2017/09/06/breaking-news-from-australia-is-this-the-first-successful-liability-case-for-child-sex-abuse-filed-against-the-watchtower/
-USA : Lawsuit against Delaware Jehovah's Witnesses' Elders for not reporting child abuse continues. Sept. 7, 2017.
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Lawsuit-Against-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Elders-for-Not-Reporting-Child-Abuse-Continues-443003903.html
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Canada : Pedophilia in Jehovah's Witnesses : second documentary of the show Enquête, The Elders' Silence, Radio-Canada (french, Quebec). Sequel of last year's documentary. Sept. 14, 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J6AvTzn9AM
https://ici.tou.tv/enquete/S11E01
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/tele/enquete/site/segments/reportage/38171/temoins-jehovah-agression-victime-pasquale-turbide
-Canada : Quebec court asked to approve sexual abuse class-action lawsuit against Jehovah's Witnesses. Sept. 15, 2017.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-court-asked-to-approve-sexual-abuse-class-action-lawsuit-against-jehovah-s-witnesses-1.4293138
-Canada : Pedophilia in Jehovah's Witnesses : second documentary of the show Enquête, The Elders' Silence, Radio-Canada (french, Quebec). Video at the bottom of this page. Sept. 14, 2017.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-jehovahs-witnesses-allegations-child-abuse-1.4291646
http://www.higgertylaw.ca/class-action-lawsuits/jehovahs-witness-child-sexual-abuse-class-action-lawsuit/ : Lawyers for the lawsuit in the english Canada.
-Australia : Australia Amends Working with Children Act – Jehovah’s Witnesses Forced to Comply or Face Severe Penalties. Sept. 17, 2017.
http://jwsurvey.org/child-abuse-2/news-bulletin-australia-amends-working-children-act-jehovahs-witnesses-forced-comply-face-severe-penalties
PEDOPHILIA: lawsuit against the Watchtower in Canada. Contacts :

Canada : http://www.higgertylaw.ca/

Quebec : https://www.classactions.ca/?p=44&lang=en

 

 

-Canada(ON) : $66M class action sex abuse suit filed against Jehovah's Witnesses. Oct. 2, 2017.
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1059175/demande-recours-collectif-temoins-de-jehovah-ontario
http://toronto.citynews.ca/2017/10/02/66m-class-action-sex-abuse-suit-filed-jehovahs-witnesses/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7YVWmZWSzQ
-USA : Watchtower Loses Appeal of $4000 Per Day Fine. Nov. 9, 2017.
https://jwvictims.org/2017/11/10/news-update-in-scathing-court-decision-watchtower-loses-appeal-of-4000-per-day-fine/
-Australia : Australia child abuse inquiry finds 'serious failings'. Dec. 15, 2017.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-42361874
-USA : Jehovah's Witnesses to settle sex-abuse case. Jan. 12, 2018.
https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2018/jan/12/ticker-jehovahs-witnesses-settle-sex-abuse-case/
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Netherlands: pedophilia among Jehovah's Witnesses, dutch with english subtitles. Jan 26, 2018 and also Feb. 8, 2018.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVNJDE0NSEk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50sgU0jMzQ8&list=PLJylxW3p9cBfY6ok1oM84bef4irkUtNOg
https://vimeo.com/256187135
https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2018/mar/02/ticker-watchtower-done-looking-other-way/
-USA : Watchtower done looking the other way? Final lawsuit over sex abuse by Jehovah's Witness elder settled. Mar. 2, 2018.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/08/child-sex-abuse-inquiry-considers-separate-jehovahs-witnesses-uk-investigation
-UK : Child sexual abuse inquiry considers Jehovah's Witnesses UK investigation. Mar. 8, 2018.
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Canada : Testimony of Mélanie Poirier, ex-JW, pedophilia victim among Jehovah's Witnesses, show 'Deux filles le matin.' (French). Mar. 19, 2018.
https://videos.tva.ca/details/_5754146984001
-UK : MPs demand action over Jehovah’s Witness abuse allegations. Mar. 26, 2018.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/26/mps-demand-action-over-jehovahs-witness-abuse-allegations
Canada : W5 : Documentary : No witnesses. Sex abuse accusations within the Jehovah's Witnesses. Mar. 24, 2018.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13ja8dMEmPY
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-USA : judge orders Jehovah's Witnesses to turn over internal documents related to childhood sexual abuse. Apr. 12, 2018.
https://nixlaw.com/news/judge-orders-jehovahs-witnesses-to-turn-over-internal-documents-related-to-childhood-sexual-abuse/
-Netherlands: The Lower House requires an independent investigation into abuse in the Jehovah's Witnesses. June 28, 2018.
https://www.rtlnieuws.nl/nederland/politiek/tweede-kamer-eist-onafhankelijk-onderzoek-naar-misbruik-jehovahs-getuigen
-Netherlands: Whole Lower House wants Jehovah's witnesses abuse investigation. July 3, 2018
https://nos.nl/artikel/2239683-hele-tweede-kamer-wil-misbruikonderzoek-jehovah-s-getuigen.html
-Netherlands: Jehovah’s Witnesses refused to hand over evidence in sexual abuse case. Aug. 3, 2018.
https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/08/jehovahs-witnesses-refuse-to-hand-over-evidence-in-sexual-abuse-case/
-USA: Jehovah’s Witnesses accused of mishandling abuse in Montana. Sept. 19, 2018.
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/jehovahs-witnesses-accused-of-mishandling-abuse-in-montana/
-USA: Jehovah's Witnesses ordered by jury to pay $35M to abuse survivor. Sept. 27, 2018.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/jehovah-s-witnesses-ordered-jury-pay-34m-abuse-survivor-n914146
-Canada: Jehovah's Witnesses defend their treatment of sexual assault cases. Nov. 28, 2018.
https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/justice-et-faits-divers/actualites-judiciaires/201811/28/01-5205878-les-temoins-de-jehovah-defendent-leur-traitement-des-cas-dagressions-sexuelles.php
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Germany : coverage : In the name of the Lord, sexual abuse among Jehovah's Witnesses. Nov. 27, 2018. (German, Deutsch.)
https://www.ardmediathek.de/tv/REPORT-MAINZ/Sexueller-Missbrauch-bei-den-Zeugen-Jeho/Das-Erste/Video?bcastId=310120&documentId=58124230
-Netherlands: Police raid Jehovah’s witness buildings in sexual abuse inquiries. Dec. 6, 2018.
https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/12/police-raid-jehovahs-witness-buildings-in-sexual-abuse-inquiries/
-USA: Abuse Survivor's $4M Judgment Against Jehovah's Witness Umbrella Organization Upheld by Court. Dec. 10, 2018.
https://www.law.com/therecorder/2018/12/10/court-upholds-abuse-survivors-4m-judgement-against-jehovahs-witness-umbrella-organization/
-Canada: Jehovah's Witnesses: Victims of Sexual Assault in the Quebec Group Demand Justice. Dec. 17, 2018.
http://www.rcinet.ca/fr/2018/12/17/religion-agressions-sexuelles-temoins-de-jehovah-action-collective-scandale-au-sein-des-eglises-ancien-deglise-protection-de-la-jeunesse-police-et-crimes-sexuels-dans-les-eglises-pedophiliie/
-Canada: Quebec judge to rule next year on whether sexual abuse class-action against Jehovah's Witnesses can proceed. Dec. 18, 2018.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/jehovahs-witness-watchtower-canada-sexual-abuse-lawsuit-1.4950644
https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1142809/action-collective-temoins-jehovah-agressions-sexuelles-cour-superieure
-Belgium: How Jehovah's Witnesses in Belgium cover up child sexual abuse in their community. Dec. 20, 2018.
https://plus.lesoir.be/196635/article/2018-12-20/comment-les-temoins-de-jehovah-en-belgique-taisent-les-abus-sexuels-sur-mineurs
-USA: California court upholds $4 million sex abuse judgment against Jehovah's Witnesses Watchtower organization. Dec. 28, 2018.
https://legalnewsline.com/stories/511687317-california-court-upholds-4-million-sex-abuse-judgment-against-jehovah-s-witnesses-watchtower-organization
-Norway: Jehovah's Witnesses are being brought to trial by the Parliament. Jan. 2, 2019.
https://www.klartale.no/norge/jehovas-vitner-blir-sak-i-stortinget-1.1255033