This one comes from California and is entitled "Church elder to trial. A former leader of a South Valley Jehovah's Witness congregation will go to trial on sex charges."
Another Jehovah's Witness Abuse Case
Church Elder to Trial
A former leader of a South Valley Jehovah's Witness congregation will go to trial on sex charges.
Louis Anguiano is accused of molesting a 12-year-old church member.
Anguiano served until last year as an elder at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Visalia.
Prosecutors say he was a friend of the victim's family and began molesting the girl about two years ago. Investigators say the girl told them Anguiano showered her with gifts, including underwear and cash.
Friday, a Tulare County judge ruled there is enough evidence to try him on the charges. Anguiano could face up to 16 years in prison if convicted.
A former Jehovah's Witnesses elder admitted to feeling "lust" toward a 12-year-old congregation member in a statement made to police last December.
Stuff like this never ceases to shock me. God, it's upsetting that people can be that way. Totally sick.