Category Archives: Child Abuse

Jehovah’s Witness Elders Accused of Playing Rape Recording to Victim
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Not a month goes by without fresh media claims about Watchtower’s mishandling of alleged sexual assault. This past year alone has seen multiple instances where victims brought Watchtower before various courts to face damning evidence that its controversial policies when dealing … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: UK inquiry into child sexual abuse requesting submissions
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In 2015, Watchtower was brought before the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and was found so badly wanting that Justice McClellan, who was presiding over the case study, declared that the Commission had not encountered any … Continue reading

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Disturbing footage of convicted JW pedophile engaged in door to door work goes online
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Disturbing footage has come to light that apparently shows a Jehovah’s Witness with a criminal record for sexually assaulting a child, engaged in the door to door preaching work. The footage was posted on YouTube today, and shows a man answering … Continue reading

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NEWS BULLETIN: Watchtower Releases Updated Child Abuse Directive to Elders; Lack of Adequate Policy Change Continues To Endanger Jehovah’s Witness Minors
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In a newly released letter to all elders dated August 1st 2016, The Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses has once again revised its instructions to elders on dealing with allegations of child abuse. Unfortunately, the changes are completely inert, failing … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: Watchtower again loses legal fight to stop UK Charity Commission Investigation
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Regular readers will recall that the UK Charity Commission is currently undertaking a statutory investigation of Watchtower’s UK arm, which is currently registered as a UK charity, and also of the New Moston Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, also registered as … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: Secret Watchtower documents once again demanded in new US court case.
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Only last week, we reported upon the latest development in the lawsuit that abuse survivor Jose Lopez is bringing against the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. Lopez was abused by Jehovah’s Witness Elder Gonzalo Campos, and alleges that Watchtower’s controversial policies … Continue reading

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News Bulletin: Watchtower Faces Dilemma in Sex Abuse Ruling
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Regular readers of JW Survey may recall the 2014 landmark court case of Jose Lopez in the US. The JW Survey coverage of the case can be found here, but to cut a long story short, Lopez had been repeatedly … Continue reading

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The Friday Column: Watchtower facing financial stormwaters?

I honestly thought it was a joke. When I first saw the image opposite being circulated online, I felt that it had to be a piece of satirical art, created by an Ex-JW. I mean, I knew Watchtower had been … Continue reading

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The Friday Column: Governing Body Issues Apology to Abuse Victims, Announces Radical Policy Changes
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NOTE TO JW SURVEY READERS: THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE,  RELEASED ON APRIL 1ST, IS INTENDED TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THE POLICIES OF THE WATCHTOWER ORGANIZATION ARE HARMFUL AND IN MANY CASES DEADLY. IT IS OUR DESIRE THAT THE HEADLINES BELOW DEALING WITH … Continue reading

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Watchtower News Bulletin: Watchtower loses UK appeal – Charity Commission investigation can continue.

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The Court of Appeal in the United Kingdom has struck down an attempt from Watchtower to try and kill an investigation into their handling of Child Abuse Accusations, according to a press release on the website of the UK Charity … Continue reading

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Watchtower News Bulletin: BBC reports Watchtower illegally purging child abuse evidence
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2015 saw one of the most memorable and revealing moments in recent Watchtower history when The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse held live hearings into Case Study 29. The subjects of the case study were … Continue reading

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Watchtower News Bulletin: Delaware sex abuse ruling highlights Watchtower confusion.
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A court in Delaware has ruled that Watchtower cannot use the Clergy Penitent privilege as a loophole to avoid reporting child abuse, according to a recent story by Trey Bundy of Revealnews.org. The case centred around a 30 year old Jehovah’s … Continue reading

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New Documentary: Jehovah’s Witnesses and child abuse: Is there a problem?
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In recent years, news reports featuring the Jehovah’s Witnesses have been growing significantly in number. Yet the subject has not been their famous door to door ministry, or coverage of their international conventions, or even of their controversial refusal of blood … Continue reading

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