A Jehovah's Witness has admitted sexually abusing a young boy from the age of seven.

by truthseekeriam 23 Replies latest watchtower child-abuse

  • nelly136
    nelly136

    http://www.alloaadvertiser.com/news/courtreports/articles/2010/07/21/402646-pervert-abused-boy-for-seven-years/

    A PERVERT from Tullibody who sexually abused a boy every week for seven years is behind bars.

    Thomas Gold had supposedly been looking after the youngster, whose mum had the mental age of a child, when he carried out his sickening attacks.

    Gold was eventually snared last September when his victim went to the police after telling relatives what had gone on.

    The 45-year-old was remanded in custody on Tuesday after he admitted at the High Court in Glasgow to repeatedly abusing the boy between 1996 and 2003.

    Judge Lord Bannatyne warned him he will face an extended sentence when he returns to the dock in September.

    The court heard the boy was attacked during regular visits to Gold's then home in Tullibody from the age of seven. The youngster would also often go out canvassing with Gold, who was a Jehovah Witness.

    The boy initially stopped seeing Gold when he was 12 as he was fed up reading the Bible and visiting the local Kingdom Hall, but the abuse soon resumed.

    The victim - now in his 20s - kept quiet until he decided last year to tell elders at his Jehovah group of what happened.

    Alison Di Rollo, prosecuting, said he was warned he would be "disfellowshipped" as the Christian organisation frowned upon homosexual acts. He then told relatives before finally going to the police. Gold was later quizzed and told officers, "I suspected it would come out at one point."

    The court was told the victim has been left "suicidal and depressed". He has also been banished meantime from other Jehovah Witnesses for what went on.

    Gold - who was put on the sex offenders' list - is due to be sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh on 7 September.

  • jookbeard
    jookbeard

    sickening, is it correct to state that proportionally every KH in the UK has a child abuse problem?

  • Soldier77
    Soldier77

    This is absolute horror.

    The court was told the victim has been left "suicidal and depressed". He has also been banished meantime from other Jehovah Witnesses for what went on.

    DF the victim, because that is the way to show support, love and justice to what he was victimized for. Yes, yes, clearly it was all his fault and his weak faith and lack of personal study to get to know the true god Jehovah.

    Makes me want to take a shotgun to Brooklyn and go "postal" on the GB and their legal dept. F*king assholes.

  • chickpea
    chickpea

    gold isnt the only one who screwed this young man....

    one can only hope that "householders" connect the
    dots and send every JW knocking at the door to the
    curb with condemnation ringing in their ears.....

  • Gordy
    Gordy

    "He approached elders at his church and told them and they said it was wrong and that if it continued he would have to be disfellowshipped by the church."

    In other words shut up about it or we will make your life hell.
    Who in the congregation will believe a "disfellowshipped" person.

  • Lozhasleft
    Lozhasleft

    Absolutely disgraceful ...that poor boy..

    Loz x

  • llbh
    llbh

    And where are the policies to protect the victim? Will the wts compensate him for the the awful indignities he has suffered, which due to thier behaviour he continues to suffer?? Answer, they will not, and they care very little about him, I truly hope that they are sued, because until it hurts them financially they will to do very little.

    David

  • Out at Last!
    Out at Last!

    "He approached elders at his church and told them and they said it was wrong and that if it continued he would have to be disfellowshipped by the church .

    This would imply only one witness, is the WT loosening that policy?

    -Sab

    He went to the elders and told them what went on, therefore he Confessed to wrongdoing. Then there is no need for 2 witnesses. That is how it works in watchtower land. You engaged in wrongdoing, you must be punished! Most of the attackers of the children never confess, thereby needing the 2 witnesses to confirm the crime.

  • cantleave
    cantleave

    F*(k1n9 CULT!!!!

  • Scully
    Scully

    So the 19 year old who is a VICTIM was threatened with being DFd, but not the sick [email protected][email protected] who's been raping him for 12 years?

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