Good thing this construction worker who reported this to the police wasn't an elder, or he would have to call the legal department first, and Elder Daniel Anglesy would not have been caught in the 'act'.
There would not have been 'two witnesses' and all the evidence would have been lost!
It is refreshing to see that this sexual abuse of a 14 year old minor was treated as a crime rather than a sin.
Unfortunately, the official policy of JWs does not require the reporting of sexual abuse, only if it is a law... Listen to Geoffrey Jackson's testimony for ARC.
Notice at the end of this article how the "spokesman for the Jehovah’s Witnesses" jumps on the bandwagon and described this act...... as a CRIME! He gives the lame compensation that "Arthington was sacked as an elder soon after his arrest." (even if he was sacked, if he was not reported to the police, this man, Dan Anglesy, would be free to molest children who are not JWs)
He said: “We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the girl. We abhor any child abuse...... He added: “The elders are there to protect the welfare of the congregation. And I would like to repeat we detest this disgusting crime.”
In Australia, 1006 "alleged" "disgusting crimes" of child sex abuse in JW-ville were not reported.
Thank "God" that a worldly construction worker had a conscience and compassion.