PBS NewsHour: JW Child Abuse Documentary


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.

  • Original Air Date: 02/16/2015
  • Length of Original Program Segment: 09:27
  • Rating: General Audiences – Adult Subject NR
  • Credits: Edited overview and introduction from PBS News Hour webpage

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