4RATIONALITY- Your theory has a lot of flaws in it from the get go or beginning. You're totally not mentioning or eliminating the FACT that the elders DID have prior knowledge of Kendrick's previous child molestation charges he committed against his own stepdaughter and so the times Candace was seen leaving the Kingdom hall parking lot to go out in field service ALONE with Kendrick - right THEN and THERE the elders should have taken Kendrick aside BEFORE he got into a car with Candace and told him that they were NOT going to allow him to go in service with this minor child.
THIS was the ball of responsibility that the elders dropped and it was their lack of paying attention to this 8 year old child who was a " sheep " in THEIR care that they failed to look out for and failed to protect her from a possible rape ( which did happen ) by Kendrick once she got in his car and he took her home and raped her. There are NO holes in Simon's defense of Candace- just holes in your avoiding putting responsibility where it squarely lies- on the irresponsible shoulders of inattentive elders shirking their duties to congregation children. Peace out, Mr. Flipper