Article-Spain: A judge cites for the first time to declare Jehovah's Witness leaders for a case of sexual abuse

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  • AndersonsInfo

    A judge cites for the first time to declare Jehovah's Witness leaders for a case of sexual abuse

    The justice calls to appear to four elders of the congregation in Spain by possible concealment of a crime of rape to a woman when she was 18 years old by her boss

    The facts reported occurred 10 years ago. The victim was then 18 years old and her alleged assailant was her boss in the company where she worked. According to her testimony before magistrate Teresa María González Márquez, the man forced her to have sexual intercourse repeatedly for a year. He, 52 , was married and also a member of Jehovah's Witnesses.


  • Atlantis


    Thank you for the article!


  • smiddy3

    Thank you Barbara for the link.

    I would love to see more Country`s around the world take this stand and prosecute Elders on a JC that never reported child sexual abuse to the appropriate authorities and only handled it in-house and not treating it as a crime.

    It would make the Elders more accountable for their actions or rather inaction in dealing with child sexual abuse within the congregations and possibly make the Elders more aware of how the JW Organization leaves Elders out on a limb to take the blame and absolving the organization from any blame.

    This case handled correctly could be a real wake up call for many ,I truly hope so .

  • Diogenesister

    Is the issue that authorities are against the principal of having another legal system that runs concurrent to the secular one?

  • stuckinarut2

    Once again, we see "Satan's worldly " people showing up the gross crimes of "Jehovah's people"

    Its amazing how it takes worldly officials to make Jehovah accountable!

  • The Fall Guy
    The Fall Guy

    Western governments turn a blind eye to religious organization's disciplinary systems and practices.

    There's a debate going on in the UK regarding female genital mutilation. No British MP's are saying a word about the traditional male genital mutilation (circumcision) of baby boys by the Jewish religion.

    Religions are a law unto themselves.

  • careful

    Anything available in English on this?

  • steve2

    Yet again, another instance of Satan's world taking better care of victims of childhood sexual abuse than Jehovah's organization.

  • Vidiot

    I'm still kinda surprised the legal system has taken so long to figure out that the WT leadership are the ones that need to be called to task.

    Maybe because, in the US, they're so used to individual non-Catholic churches having more autonomy?

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