Much Belgian Jehovah’s Witnesses sexual abuse

This video from the USA says about itself:

Did leaders of Jehovah’s Witnesses cover up child sex abuse?

In San Francisco, a woman is suing the Jehovah’s Witnesses for failing to protect her from a known child abuser when she was a child. The Center for Investigative Reporting has shed light on accusations that religious leaders led a cover-up of child sex abuse. Special correspondent Trey Bundy of the CIR’s Reveal reports on how the organization is using the first amendment to fight these charges.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

More than ninety reports of sexual abuse by Jehovah’s Witnesses in Belgium

The Belgian branch of the Reclaimed Voices foundation, which defends the interests of victims of sexual abuse within the Jehovah’s Witnesses, received more than ninety reports in six months. That writes the newspaper Le Soir.

The federal public prosecutor conducts research in Belgium into sexual (child) abuse within the religious community. At the end of April, the Belgian headquarters of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kraainem were searched. The judiciary was looking for reports on, eg, internal court cases.

Own courts

The Jehovah’s Witnesses have their own kind of courts, committees of “elders” within the faith. They pass judgment on members’ sins. The maximum punishment is banishment from the community. A spokesperson for the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Belgium tells Le Soir that the organization wants to cooperate with the federal public prosecutor.

In the Netherlands, the religious community has so far not cooperated with the police and the judiciary. …

Reclaimed Voices in the Netherlands have received more than 300 reports of sexual abuse since the end of 2017.

See also here.

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