I think that as has already been mentioned, the fact that the mother told the elders but NOT the police shows how enslaved to the society the average JW is.
She obviously thought the elders should handle it, she probably thought they could keep the congregation 'clean'. How wrong that is! Hopefully, this verdict, including the facts that the elders tried NOT to testify, the fact that the elders didn't go to the police and the fact that these awful crimes were committed in two congregations, might at least open the eyes to some who are still blinded by the organisation.
Glad the sentance looks like it's gonna be a long one.