Jehovah’s Witnesses: Internal judicial process ‘catastrophic’ for members alleging child sex abuse

Radio-Canada’s Enquête investigates allegations that the closed religious movement fails to protect children

Among those policies: complainants are made to answer inappropriate questions if they report an assault, and their stories must be corroborated by a second witness for a case to even be heard by an internal judicial committee. Until this past summer, accusers were also forced to confront their alleged abuser before a panel of elders.

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