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

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.

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

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.

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Jehovah’s Witness Elders Fined for Failure to Report Child Abuse: Watchtower Settles with Delaware

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Delaware paid $19,500 in fines for failure to report child abuse. On January 18th, 2018, attorneys representing

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News Bulletin: Australia Amends Working with Children Act – Jehovah’s Witnesses Forced to Comply or Face Severe Penalties

On Wednesday September 13th, in a Jehovah’s Witness congregation in Sydney Australia, a Ministerial Servant was appointed. According to a verified

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Release New Child Abuse Reporting Policy: Net Result? – It’s Business as Usual

In a letter dated September 1, 2017, the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses approved the release of a new Body

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News Bulletin: Fessler Prevails in Jehovah’s Witness Child Abuse Trial, Elder Says: I Learned Clergy Privilege Watching TV, Admits Shredding Files

Trial Summary – Part Two On a blistering summer morning in Reading Pennsylvania.  I crossed the railroad tracks, then Penn

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Breaking News: Watchtower’s Defense Collapses, Jehovah’s Witnesses Reproved For Failure to Report Child Abuse – Settlement with Fessler Reached

Trial Summary – Part One “The matter with the Jehovah’s Witnesses has been resolved” stated Jeffrey Fritz, attorney for abuse

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News Bulletin: Fessler versus Watchtower – Opening Statements and Motions in Jehovah’s Witness Child Abuse Trial – Day 1

On a cold Philadelphia morning the 7th of February, 2017, Stephanie Fessler walked into the Court of Common Pleas of

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Breaking News: Jury Selection Complete in Fessler Versus Watchtower Child Abuse Case – Trial Date Set

For the first time since the 2012 landmark ruling in the case of Candace Conti versus the Watchtower Bible and Tract

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2016: The Year In Review – Part One: Jehovah’s Witnesses and Child Abuse

As we say goodbye to 2016 and welcome a new year, we reflect on the events which captured our attention

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