Category Archives: Child Abuse

Love and Justice in the Face of Wickedness
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A Review of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Public Claims Concerning Child Protection Editor’s Note: After reviewing this article, you may use the following links to jump directly to the discussion of specific paragraphs. Paragraph 1 Paragraph 2 Paragraph 3 Paragraph 4 Paragraph … Continue reading

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New York Law Means Justice for All: The Child Victims Act
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Governor Cuomo Signs Child Victims Act

On February 14, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered a powerful speech at the New York Daily News headquarters, moments before signing what might be the most significant piece of legislation involving survivors of child abuse to date. The … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witness Elder Arrested on Four Counts of Felony Sexual Assault of Minors, Criminal Trial Set
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Roderick Watkins

A former Jehovah’s Witness Elder and Headquarters member is scheduled to stand trial in July after his arrest on four counts of second-degree felony sexual assault. Roderick G. Watkins, 56, of Heber Springs Arkansas, was taken into custody following a November 21st 2018 arrest warrant issued by the Cleburne County Circuit Court. Continue reading

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Reclaimed Voices: The Making Of a Documentary
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I have made hundreds of videos in my nine years of activism, but I consider none as important as the documentary film I have been privileged to produce on behalf of Reclaimed Voices – a group of remarkable individuals in … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Found Guilty of Malice And Negligence: Victim Awarded $35 Million in Montana Lawsuit
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Sanders County Courthouse

On September 26th, 2018, a Montana jury of seven men and two women handed down the largest-ever punitive damages award for a single abuse victim. Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witness Elders Fined for Failure to Report Child Abuse: Watchtower Settles with Delaware
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Jehovah’s Witnesses in Delaware paid $19,500 in fines for failure to report child abuse. On January 18th, 2018, attorneys representing Jehovah’s WItnesses signed a formal settlement agreement with the State of Delaware, concluding a historic case in which two elders … Continue reading

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Victims Voices – Helping abuse survivors in the UK
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Regular Survey readers will be familiar with the work of Reclaimed Voices – an organisation set up in the Netherlands to support survivors of child sex abuse inside the religion of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The organisation has already accomplished huge … Continue reading

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The Friday Column: Redwood’s Reflections
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The Prisoner Village

A memory appeared on my Facebook page. from four years ago today, June 8, 2014. This was my very first post, as I had never used Facebook. I joined to aid my recovery process after leaving the Jehovah’s Witness organization. … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Voices Needs Your Help
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In just a few short months, the Netherlands based Reclaimed Voices foundation has accomplished some astonishing things on behalf of those who have suffered Child Sex Abuse inside the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Consider the following: They have gathered together … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Voices Foundation Sends Powerful Open Letter To Watchtower
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The Reclaimed Voices Foundation, an organisation in the Netherlands that supports survivors of child sex abuse inside the Jehovah’s Witnesses, has sent a powerful open letter to the Dutch branch of the religion. In recent months, the Dutch public and … Continue reading

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Guardian Newspaper Issues Call to Arms over Jehovah’s Witness Child Sex Abuse Crisis
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The Guardian Newspaper, a major UK news organisation, has published an article reporting on the increasing pressure for the UK Jehovah’s Witnesses to undergo official investigation for their failure to deal with internal accusations and instances of child abuse. The … Continue reading

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Reclaimed Voices Foundation: Holding Watchtower to Account.
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In recent years, Watchtower’s child abuse crisis has become increasingly common knowledge across the globe. In Australia, we have seen a Royal Commission undertake two separate investigations into the religion’s handling of child abuse, discovered that over one thousand JW … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Watchtower Surrenders and Settles in Lopez Lawsuit
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Longtime readers of JW Survey will be aware of the ongoing lawsuit against the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society from Jose Lopez. Lopez is one of a number of abuse survivors who was assaulted as a child by Jehovah’s Witness … Continue reading

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