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Translation: RTL Nieuws – 16th August 2018

RTL Nieuws – 16th August 2018


Nine reports of sexual abuse at Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Public Prosecutor’s Office investigates nine reports of sexual abuse in the faith community of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

That is what the OM tells RTL Nieuws. It concerns indivual matters and not research into the organization of the faith community itself.

Abuse covered

Earlier, Minister Sander Dekker called on victims to make a report, so that the Public Prosecution Service could initiate an investigation.

Recently, several victims of sexual abuse have come to the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Some accused the religious community of having covered the abuse.

To the disappointment of Dekker, the Jehovah’s Witnesses themselves did not make an independent investigation into the abuse.

Steve was abused by Jehovah’s Witness:

Steve is one of the victims, he noticed that the church held offenders.

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