DH – 9th Septemer 2018
- Un homme de 87 ans acquitté d’accusation d’attouchements, les Témoins de Jéhovah s’étaient tus “pour ne pas ternir leur image”
87-year-old man acquitted of touching, Jehovah’s Witnesses were silent “not to tarnish their image”
Jehovah’s Witnesses followed the rule in deciding whether the facts should be denounced.
The Liège Criminal Court acquitted François, 87, who was suspected of touching an 11-year-old girl in 2002. François, but also the girl and the mother of it are part of the congregation of witnesses of Jehovah.
Important information since the facts were denounced within the congregation but did not give rise to an official complaint “not to tarnish the image of Jehovah’s witnesses , ” said the prosecutor.
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