This thread contains my thoughts after having read several other threads regarding the Garridos being JWs...
Just because it is reported that the Garridos are JWs doesn't mean that they are really Witnesses...
They may have some link to JWs such as her being rasied one, his studying while in prison or any number of possibilites where they came to know a little about JWism.
Even if they were baptized along the way somewhere doesn't mean that they were active, participating members in the local congregation.
There's a lot wrong with the JW religion and it's policies have helped protect pedophiles and other sexual predators from being brought to justice but I have reservations about shouting from the rooftops that the Garridos were JWs, when 1) it hasn't been confirmed and 2) it really doesn't do anything to expose the WT Society's culpability in covering up sexual abuse.
The Garridos are truly whacked. I'm sure that local JWs are just as horrified at what's happened as the average person is. If the Garridos had any connection with a local hall, I bet that the local JWs were wary of them due to his nuttiness.
It really doesn't matter what religious affliation these people had. They could claim any religion and the local church is going to deny that they were associated with them. These are people who created their own brand of philosphy and religion, borrowing from others perhaps, but totally out there on their own.
While the WT Society needs to be exposed for its failed policies and coverups, I don't think it's fair to lay any of this Garrido business on their doorstep...at least not until there's confirmation that they were active, participating members of a congregation.