The Jehovah`s Witnesses are on record as saying they obey the law in reporting child sex abuse when it is mandatory in the state or territory where it occurred .
In other words where it is not mandatory they do not report such abuse.
They will only do so if the law of the land requires them to do so.
Where is the duty of care ,the protection of the victim ,the support ,and the legal protection , he or she would get from the government sponsored systems in place to protect such victims.
They obviously do not have the victims welfare as a first priority , if they did they would report it to the relevant departments of concern as soon as they became aware of such abuse , but they do not.regardless of whether it was mandatory or not.
It obviously has to do with protecting their perceived image of themselves in the community of not having a problem with child sex abuse.
As has been stated many times : "You " / " we" do not want to drag Jehovah`s name through the mud"
And as the" Royal Commission " focusing on Jehovah`s Witnesses is demonstrating , Children`s welfare are not being met.