Orange County lawsuit alleges sex abuse by Jehovah’s Witness leader

In sunny California, another lawsuit has been filed by the Zalkin Law Firm based in San Diego, California.

This complaint is one of nearly a dozen sexual abuse cases filed by this firm seeking damages from a local Jehovah’s Witness congregation and the corporation that represents Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc.

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Two men said they were abused in Laguna Hills as teenagers

By Eric Hartley / Staff Writer
Published: Aug. 27, 2014 / Updated: Aug. 28, 2014 8:33 a.m.

Two men who say they were molested as teenagers by a Jehovah’s Witness church leader in south Orange County filed a lawsuit against him and the church this week. The lawsuit says the men were abused in middle school and high school in the 1990s, but “did not begin to discover the causal relationship between the molestation and adulthood psychological injuries until after news broke in September of 2011 regarding the rampant sexual abuse of children by Jerry Sandusky at Penn State University.”

Their complaint, filed Monday in Orange County Superior Court, seeks unspecified damages from the local and national church organizations and from the man accused of carrying out the abuse. It alleges sexual battery and negligence.

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