Oubliette ~ I tried 17 years ago... at that time I was married to a different man. My husband, at that time, worked with the elder, who was good friends with hubby and our family. The young man who was raped was engaged to a girl in our kingdom hall. Her family was afraid to do anything, and really didn't know what to do. The young man's family came down from the state they lived in to talk with the elders, the boy was blamed, so no action was taken on that side. My oldest son told me what happened to him, but my youngest son wouldn't talk. I warned every parent with young sons, in my hall and in others and only one family believed me. Everyone else looked at me as if I was crazy. The elder was removed as an elder, but nothing else happened to him. There were special needs talks on gossip and disfellowshipping warnings. My husband didn't believe me when I told him of the elder molesting our sons. He didn't do a thing...not one thing. My son begged me not to go to the police...he couldn't handle it. He was a young boy and embarrassed and afraid. The man I am married to now was not there and is not a witness so no one gives a shitte what he says except me. Do you think it was easy for me, a woman alone, no family who were Witnesses or any family or friends that could/would help me. Everyone afraid of being df'd or shunned! No one believing that a goody-goody elder could harm someone! People running to the elders saying I was gossiping! One boy, only one boy thanked me. We were at an assembly and he came up to me and hugged me and thanked me for telling his parents. I confronted the elder and threatened his life. I was df'd. My husband divorced me. What more do you want?