Netherlands Times Reporter: “JWs – A Paradise for Pedophiles”

Child abuse among Jehovah’s Witnesses is not something that can be considered just an American, Australian or British issue. The fact is that victims can be found in Kingdom Halls worldwide.

Sometimes a news reporter just gets a story right. In a copyrighted news article dated July 21, 2017, reporter Janene Peters (Netherlands Times)  covers an important story that another reporter wrote.

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San Diego Reader Updates JW Child Abuse Cases

According to the San Diego Reader news website, Attorney Irwin Zalkin and legal representatives for the Watchtower Society will make an appearance in a San Diego, California District Court on September 15, 2017. They will be participating in a hearing to discuss a Watchtower motion to seal documents requested by the court as evidence.

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Royal Commission – Day 1

Mr. Angus Stewart’s opening statement:

“Your Honour and Commissioner, this is the 29th public hearing of the Royal Commission. This case study concerns the response of the church of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and its corporation, the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of Australia, to reports of child sexual abuse within the Jehovah’s Witness Church in Australia.

“This case study will explore the experiences of two survivors of child sexual abuse and the Jehovah’s Witness Church’s response to their complaints of sexual abuse whilst they were members of the Jehovah’s Witness Church. The case study will also involve an examination of the systems, policies and procedures in place within the Jehovah’s Witness Church and Watchtower Australia for responding to allegations of child sexual abuse, and the mechanisms in place to prevent child sexual abuse within the Jehovah’s Witness Church.”


Official Transcripts of the Hearing, Day 1, July 27, 2015


Watch the Day 1 presentations and testimony:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3