Did leaders of Jehovah’s Witnesses cover up child sex abuse?
In San Francisco, a woman (Candace Conti) is suing the Jehovah’s Witnesses for failing to protect her from a known child abuser when she was a child. The following video produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting shed light on accusations that religious leaders led a cover-up of child sex abuse.
Special correspondent Trey Bundy of the CIR’s Reveal reported on how the Watchtower organization is using the first amendment to fight these charges.
In most child sexual abuse cases the abuser is someone the child knows and trusts – relatives, neighbors, coaches, teachers, ministers. Incredibly, in too many of these cases, the abuse was preventable because the abuser was known by others to have molested before, but that …