There's a difference between convicting someone and starting an inquiry. If the RNWT really says convict, and not accuse, then the GB's translation has just f***ed them.
Reporting an allegation to the Elders is not equal to convicting someone. It should, however, be the beginning of an investigation that always involves trained individuals.
Why not report allegations, and let the police handle the investigation? Then, if the unthinkable happens, if an innocent person is convicted, the Elders can tell the flock, "We disagree with the decision made by the Superior Authorities. Brother so-and-so, is still good association. We will all need to exercise a waiting attitude, and trust that Jehovah will work it all out in his own due time." ????
The ratio of children protected vs wrongful convictions would be well worth a sweeping policy change within the WTBTS. Not to be callous, but it would also be a wise, long-term financial decision.