Hawk, Yes, I totally agree that there are male children molested within Jehovah's Witnesses, just as there are female victims within the Catholic Church. I can't speak for the Catholic religion, but i think that although female children are for the most-part the majority of victims within the congregations, there may very well be more male victims that we are not yet aware of, for whatever reason. And yes, I am aware that not all sexual molestations are of an incestuous nature, however the closed community and family aspect of generational families within the community of Jehovah's Witnesses make the situation of incest an unfortunate and tragic consequence. Since congegations intermarry congregations are often run by families of elders. As I mentioned, the molesting family members of these victims also go on to molest outside thier familes and victimize other members' daughters. As in the case of my father-in-law who not only molested his own nieces, and granddaughters, but continued his perversion within the surrounding congregations, and even outside the congregation, in his own neighborhood. He had many "wordly" victims. Pedophiles go out after "flesh" of children. They are opportunists and will sieze the opportunity to go after a vulnerable child whether a family member or outside the family. Unfortunately, as in my case in our situation our daughter's grandfather was actually protected by family elders in other congregations who, even though they knew he had molested thier own children, sisters, cousins, and nieces, and wives, still came after us to silence us, because they were unwilling to face up to the fact that he had tarnished the family name. They sought to silence even non family members who tried to speak out. I believe there are many elders in the various congregations who are fully aware of pedophile family members who also molest within the congregations. Sadly there are also many victims who have chosen not to come forward and stay under the control of thier family members. In our situation even though victims spanning 3 generations in and outside the family finally broke their painful silence, and supported us, there were other victims in and out of the family who would not. Many of these outside victims are actually now married to family elders, thus complicating this whole issue. This is why I believe the situation within Jehovah's Witnesses is so insidiously dangerous, and constanly evolving and growing, unlike within the Catholic Church. I wish the media would look at this difference and investigate the closed community aspect of Jehovah's Witnesses that perpetuates sexual abuse of thier children and especially through shunning, which in itself is an act of abuse.