Public prosecutor's office starts investigation in the Netherlands

by fulano 8 Replies latest watchtower child-abuse

  • fulano

    I hope someone could find an english translation. I have no time at the moment.

  • fulano


    "Omwisselen naar het Nederlands

    The Public Prosecution Service (OM) started a criminal investigation into sexual abuse at the faith community of Jehovah's Witnesses.
    This is what Minister Sander Dekker (Legal Protection) writes in a letter to the House of Representatives. He says that five people have reported sexual abuse. These declarations come from different regions in the country.
    "At the Public Prosecution Service, the declarations were carefully dealt with by specialist vice officers in the regions," the minister writes. Earlier, he called on victims to make a declaration, so that the OM could initiate an investigation.
    The Jehovah's Witnesses themselves do not make an independent investigation into the abuse, although the Ministry of Justice and Security had insisted on this several times. The board did not know in May that there was no reason to start an investigation.
    Recently several victims came out
    Recently, several victims of sexual abuse have come out with Jehovah's Witnesses. Some accused the religious community of having covered the abuse.
    In early August it was announced that the denomination did not want to cooperate in a criminal investigation into an incident within the own community. A member refused to release a document in which a man would confess the sexual abuse of his niece. Because there was enough evidence, the man was still sentenced."
  • Biahi

    I want to see these arrogant gasbags go to prison, not only in the Netherlands, but New York, too!

  • Anders Andersen
    Anders Andersen

    To clarify: these comments are about the DA offices in several regions investigating individual cases where victims pressed charges against their abusers. The context of the abuse (JW community) will be taken into account during the investigations

    This is not an investigation into the JW organisation.

  • LV101

    Thanks for info, fulano and Anders.

  • jochie
  • jochie
  • smiddy3

    "they say that research into it is not necessary because the problem is to small" ? typical !

  • Vidiot

    Nether again. :smirk:

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