Having said that I don't think it is THE "scandal" some make it out to be
I see where you are coming from Min, but I have to say that I think it is BIGGER than most people realize.
Information control is a powerful tool used by the JW's.
As a former elder, child abuse has been prevalent in every congregation I have attended.
There is a long line of victims who were traumatized by it - the rank and file would have no idea that these kids were victims.
In my research, JW's have a massive problem with it - they are just as culpable as the Catholic Church they love to bash.
The biggest problems to me are:
1) The victims turn into the perpetrators - those making accusations are often subject to threats against "slandering their brother" and get more threats over being disfellowshipped than the pervert!
2) They treat this like it is the same as someone ripping me off in a business deal - I dont that is what Jesus had in mind when he said go to your brother over a disagreement - Pedophilia is a horrific crime, not just a "dispute" or a "fault against your brother".......
3) The victims rarely get proper professional support - "Wait on Jehovah" or "The new system will fix all your problems" is all they tend to get from their so-called shepherds. Too many go on to be deeply scarred for life, when they could have gotten help.