Did You Personally Know Any JWs That Were Sexually Molested By Other JWs?

by minimus 147 Replies latest watchtower child-abuse

  • aSphereisnotaCircle

    I was molested by my stepfather. I went to the elders on three different occasions, begging for help, but they would not help me as I did not have another witness to the abuse. Not only did they not help me, they also forbade me to speak about it to anyone else, so therefore I could not seek any help elsewhere. The part that is really mind numbing to me now, as an adult and a parent, is that not one of those three men ever checked up on me again, I mean never. I saw them regularly at meetings and assemblies but not once did any of them apraoch me and say "hey Sphere, how are you? Are you still having problems with stepdad?" They just could not give a shit.

    My 8 year old cousin was molested by her 15 year old male cousin (elders son), nothing was done.

    A 15 year old sister in our hall was being molested by her uncle/guardian, the elders were aware of the situation and sent an elders wife to study with her.......... this was there solution to the problem.

    An elder in our hall told me about a family in another hall where the father and two sons were all having sex with the daughter in the family. He said it was all very disgusting and that he had to counsul the daughter in how to behave "more modestly".

    I can think of more, but I need a break right now.

  • jamiebowers

    Yes, there was a large family where the elder father molested all of the kids. He was finally df'd for getting a teen aged "worldly" neighbor girl pregnant...was proven through DNA tests. There are others but too disgusting to repeat.

  • Bonnie_Clyde

    Minimus - the details of your story sounds almost exactly like one in a nearby congregation. The son who molested two little girls went to Bethel after high school, married and came back to the congregation. They were considering making him an elder--but about this time, JW child abuse scandals were starting to hit the news. One of the little girls grew up to be quite promiscuous, and the father of the pedophile was quite instrumental in getting her disfellowshipped--I suppose that made his son look more righteous. Soon after this, I think, out of fear of litigation, the father was removed as an elder (he had been highly influential in the area).

  • truthseekeriam

    Yes my little girl was molested by a trusted brother.

  • MissingLink
  • Phee

    Yeah...me. =(

  • zoiks

    Yes. Several.

    My heart goes out to you who have experienced this. I have no idea what I would do if something like that happened to one of my girls. It is pure evil.


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  • Gregor

    Baptized at 11. Sexually molested by a baptized witness (myself) when I was 12.

  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee

    Yes resulting in 2 suicides due to how mishandled it was

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