awake 12/8/2004 p 28
This is damage control by the Watchtower. Pause for a moment and think about the reality. The Watchtower and the GB have just learnt that the Mexican government is about to give a pamphlet to all JW parents instructing them to report child abuse to the police. They are not being told to report it to the elders and to let them handle it.
Simply put, the Watchtower and GB have no control so they are literally jumping on the bandwagon.