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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.

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Father to daughter: Don’t worry about sexual abuse as “Jehovah sees everything…”

Another Jehovah’s Witness molester, Henricus Stephanus Landmeter,  has been found guilty of sexually molesting the child of fellow believers.

This time it was the District Court of South Australia in Adelaide handing down the verdict instead of in the United States. But just six months earlier in February 2014, Francis Wong of Fort Myers, Florida, also a Jehovah’s Witness, was convicted of molesting a number of young Witness boys. Wong received a life sentence in prison. 

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