A few years ago (circa 2002-3) a letter was read to all U.K. congregations, it had to be read TWICE, in essence it is the following item from the JW media site:
This is the second paragraph:
"When any one of Jehovah's Witnesses is accused of an act of child abuse, the local congregation elders are expected to investigate. Two elders meet separately with the accused and the accuser to see what each says on the matter. If the accused denies the charge, the two elders may arrange for him and the victim to restate their position in each other's presence, with elders also there. If during that meeting the accused still denies the charges and there are no others who can substantiate them, the elders cannot take action within the congregation at that time."
Please does anyone have a copy or remember the contents?
Are there any circumstances where the above paragraph would NOT be followed?
Many thanks, Fokyc