Cambridge: JW tries to entice 11 y. o. boy into having sex

by behemot 14 Replies latest watchtower child-abuse

  • behemot

    A Jehovah's Witness who tried to get an 11-year-old boy to have sex with him turned himself in to police after being told to by counsellors.

    Cambridge Crown Court heard Kirk Lefcovitch, 25, had repeatedly asked the child to perform sexual acts, as well as handing him pornography and sex toys.

    Despite his admissions, and previous convictions against a boy aged 8 in 2000, he was spared jail.

    Sara Walker, prosecuting, said: “In December last year Mr Lefcovitch asked the 11-year-old to expose himself, and the boy refused.

    “The defendant then offered to show the boy his privates, to which the boy replied that he didn’t want to see it.

    “He then showed the victim some porn and told him he wanted to have sex with him.

    “There were occasions when the two spoke on the phone, and Mr Lefcovitch also made inappropriate comments then.”

    The court heard that Lefcovitch had made a full confession to police, who were previously unaware of the incident, after being advised to do so by a counsellor at Cambridge’s Centre 33 – an organisation which gives advice to young people aged up to 25.

    Georgina Gibbs, mitigating, said: “It is a very rare occurrence for an offender of this type to put themselves at risk and report themselves.

    “The defendant has been receiving help from Centre 33 and his Jehovah’s Witness group.

    “He is trying to go down a different course in his life. He has thrown away all his porn and has been deliberately excluding himself from activities which could have him in close proximity to youngsters.”

    Lefcovitch, of The Brook, Sutton, was described in a pre-sentence report as a serious risk to children.

    He has a previous conviction from 2000 for a string of sexual assaults on an 8-year-old boy.

    Judge Anthony Bate said: “There was clearly an intention for the offence with the 11-year-old to go further than it did, but the prison sentences suggested in my guidelines would not be long enough for you to complete a sex offender’s course in prison.”

    Judge Bate instead ordered Lefcovitch to take part in the Thames Valley Programme, which is a community sex offender group work course.

    Lefcovitch was also made the subject of a 3-year community order with supervision requirements, and he must pay £400 court costs.


  • Pams girl
    Pams girl

    Thanks for the link.

    Im soooo glad this monster of a "man" is having help from his Jehovahs Witness group....thats sure to absolve him of his henious crimes. Sick.

  • Alfred

    It's interesting that he turned himself in after being advised by a worldly counsellor... had he gone to the elders, they would have kept this hidden from the authorities...

  • Gayle

    At least thankfully, due to the "worldly" counselors at such a Center, got him to confess, so that there is a "worldly" public court record and the "worldly" newspapers notified the public. Now at least the "elders" of the local congregation won't be able to keep it a secret for anyone there. And hopefully, the public will be more leery about any JWs coming to their homes now.

  • Nickolas

    Thing to remember is that pedophilia is not constrained to Jehovah's Witnesses, and in this case at least it wasn't covered up and justice is being done. Astute observation by Alfred and Gayle. Molesting a child is a dispicable, heartbreaking crime but it is when it is covered up and enabled that it becomes truly horrendous. It is the complicity in the crime, not the crime itself, that damns the Watchtower.

  • punkofnice

    Alfred =

    had he gone to the elders, they would have kept this hidden from the authorities..

    The elders probably DID know but decided not to bring 'reproach' on the name of Jehovah Governing Body.

    The annoying thing (aside from this perverts' actions and hurt caused to victims), is the JWs will be declaring: 'Of course, he wasn't a TRUE Jar Hoover's Witless!'

    Then they'll slag of other religions where the pedo was a church member, but they'll never give the other church the luxury of the guy 'not being a TRUE church member'. They'll be all over it like a rash saying: 'See! Catholics are all perverts. Not like us!!'


  • james_woods
    and previous convictions against a boy aged 8 in 2000, he was spared jail

    This creep is not going to change.

  • shamus100


  • Nickolas

    This creep is not going to change.

    Likely not. There are many psychologists who maintain that pedophilia cannot be cured and this one has already failed to reform. Past behaviour of this kind is usually a good proxy for what will happen in the future. This particular individual was first apprehended when he was only 14, so it is apparent that his pedophilia started right out of the gate. Did the Watchtower influence it? Perhaps, if he was himself molested as a child by someone in the Kingdom Hall or otherwise by someone who was subsequently protected by the Society, but in the absense of evidence that is a long, long stretch. It is more likely than not that his status as a Jehovah's Witness is coincidental.

  • james_woods
    It is more likely than not that his status as a Jehovah's Witness is coincidental.

    Except that the JWs offered him a protected hunting ground for his form of perversion.

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