The documents detail the accusations of two sisters who say they were sexually assaulted by their father when they were growing up.
As part of a three-year investigation into the Jehovah’s Witnesses child sexual abuse policies, Reveal contacted the FBI, attorneys general in New York and California, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and several members of Congress, and found no indication of a government investigation.
The leadership of the Jehovah’s Witnesses has boldly defied court orders to turn over the names and whereabouts of alleged child sexual abusers across the United States.
A reporter’s inside account of the arduous process of seeking justice in her own childhood sexual abuse case exposes discrepancies in prosecutors’ responses and spotlights a lack of accountability.
Victims of childhood sexual abuse often hear a refrain: Come forward and name your abuser. Justice will be done. But we rarely hear what happens next.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Catholic Church, two religious organizations that have come under fire for covering up child sexual abuse, share a series of troubling themes and tactics.
A panel of judges in Philadelphia has ruled that Jehovah’s Witnesses used an “abusive tactic” to delay a trial in which a woman accused the religion’s leaders of covering up her abuse as a child.
Claims that Jehovah’s Witnesses hide child sexual abuse from secular authorities have surfaced again in England. The Daily Mail reported last week that Ian Pheasey, a 54-year-old Jehovah’s Witness, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for choking young girls for sexual gratification in the 1990s. Prosecutor Nicholas Taplow said that Pheasey’s victims were told to
In the face of evidence that the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization in Australia failed to report more than 1,000 allegations of child sexual abuse, the religion’s leaders say they’re doing a great job of protecting children. The response comes from a 141-page document filed by the Witnesses to an Australian government commission investigating rampant child sexual