Ex JW against the Law of Silence of the Organization
Israel Flórez says that the organization demanded that it not count the abuses suffered to protect the image of the group
Juan Bourgon has been expelled from the confession for asking about child sexual abuse
GUILLEM SÀNCHEZ / TOLEDO
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014 - 23:06 CET
Israel Flórez, a 42-year-old man from Toledo, told El PeriÃ³dico that the Angel Gate congregation - belonging to Jehovah's Witnesses - asked him to hide in 2000 the sexual abuse he suffered as a child - in 1979 - By a member of this religious denomination.
Florez's parents adopted the Jehovah's Witnesses faith in 1968. He was already born within this religious confession. When he was 5 years old, his mother left him one day with the son of some friends who would be between 17 and 18 years, also of the religious organization. He took him to his house, located on the Paseo de los Jesuitas (Madrid), locked him in his room, undressed him, touched him and masturbated in front of him.
After listening to him, the old man - this is the name given to the senior people within each congregation - replied that he would communicate the information with the headquarters of Ajalvir (Madrid). Days later, he explained that it was best to "do nothing", that he had to "leave the matter to Jehovah."
After this incident, both he and his wife walked away from the confession because they realized that the court held court hearings for reasons as pilgrims as "smoking, get drunk, be homosexual or see pornography" and yet in cases like yours Opted not to act against the aggressor, who "continues today to be part of the creed."
Flórez has recently filed a complaint with the Guardia Civil in Toledo, in addition to that of Noelia Piris and the one that Miguel García presented in the Mossos d'Esquadra, as well as that of Sarah in Salamanca. He says he has done so because he wants to "avoid" what happens to more people than he has to live in an organization that "does not respect the basic freedoms that all human beings have."
"EXPULSED BY ASKING"
The fifth complaint lodged at the police headquarters against this organization was presented by Juan Bourgon, a 38-year-old man living in Santander. He has recently been expelled from the confession after asking in his congregation about the veracity of news published in the newspapers 'El País' and 'El Mundo' that reported on sexual abuse committed by members of Jehovah's Witnesses in the United States and about The millionaire damages that were being paid to the victims.
An old man from his congregation, Cuatro Caminos (Santander), asked him to refrain from "talking" with the other members of this information and urged him to write a letter to the leadership that he himself would deliver to resolve his doubts. Bourgon has sent to this newspaper the missive that he wrote and that was never sent. Juan Bourgon, extestigo of Jehovah in Santander
Days later, two elders set up a meeting with him, which lasted six hours, during which they tried to convince him that they were "orchestrated by the devil". They did not succeed. And he remained restless and talking to his acquaintances. Soon after, he was expelled for "apostasy."
His father has taken his word away. "He thinks I'm a mentally ill," explains this man who has been severely cut off from his relationship with his family by asking about sexual abuse of minors that occur within this confession.
Bourgon has filed this complaint both in the National Police Corps and in the Civil Guard. The first body handed the complaint to a court of investigation and the court has filed because "no appreciation of any crime." A decision that has appealed. The second, at the moment, as noted by police sources, is taken into account as part of its investigation into sexual abuse of minors silenced within this creed.