"“Victims or their families are entirely free to report crimes to the police."
You may find this part of the official JW statement illuminating. Woohoo, dubs are allowed to report crimes! But I bet there could be repercussions if the offender holds a position.
I was a UK cop for 30 years, mainly as a detective, and I dealt with a lot, far too much, of child abuse cases. The WTBTS and/or local elders (and there's a whole can of worms there) may -just may - have a case under English law that their records are protected from judicial proceedings. But, in my former professional opinion, I doubt it very strongly.
And what impression does it give to the members of the public who read these reports as to the approach of WTBTS to these cases? Even the RC church is giving a better PR message than this!
In my occasional dealings with dubs (I never was one) I am usually only mildly confrontational and I try to be gentle. Reports of cases like this (and there are many) tend to make me feel that if I am lucky enough to get an elder at my door he deserves what he gets. Although, of course, elders are just as much poor saps in their way as the R&F.