Worldling9 - "They would have been much smarter to just clean house and get rid of all the pedophiles..."
I suspect there wouldn't have been enough "qualified brothers" to handle the day-to-day operations of the individual congregations, and the Org would have been in real trouble (never underestimate how badly the WT hierarchy needs the rank-and-file).
And after the apostate witch-hunts of the early-80s, nothing, and I mean nothing could be permitted that might cast doubt on the assertion that the WTS was "God's Earthly Organization".
BTW, Ted Jaracz was reportedly one of the strongest holdouts supporting the 2-witness rule being used to silence JWs who alleged that they or their kids had been abused by other JWs. If there's an afterlife, that bastard deserves to rot forever in his own dedicated cell in Tartarus.