Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Six Young Children Leads to Lawsuit in Dallas County
DALLAS , Oct. 23, 2014 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ — Six young adults, from north Texas , all sexually abused as children, filed suit today in Dallas, Texas state court against three North Texas Jehovah’s Witnesses Congregations ( Dallas , Plano , and Greenville ), the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, and an elder.
Sexually abused when they were ages 4 through 14, the plaintiffs were children of members of the Dallas , Plano , and Greenville Jehovah’s Witnesses Congregations. The suit states that they were repeatedly sexually abused and molested by an elder and an unknown regional circuit overseer, and that they and their families were threatened with discipline and harm if they disclosed the abuse to anyone.
Windle Turley, one of the attorneys representing the six plaintiffs, said, “at the Turley Law Firm, we have a longstanding commitment to representing victims of institutional and religious sexual abuse. Many organizations and their employees, occupy positions of trust and confidence that make it possible to cause great harm under the guise of religion. When that occurs the wrongdoers, whether individuals or institutions, must be held accountable.”
SOURCE Turley Law Firm