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More Jehovah’s Witnesses sex crimes

Pennsylvania men allegedly used Jehovah's Witness hall to 'gain access' to sex abuse victims Five members of Jehovah's Witness congregations in Pennsylvania were indicted by a grand jury on various child sex abuse charges Monday, officials announced. Pennsylvania Acting Attorney General Michelle Henry said that the five men preyed on young members of their own families and congregations.  "The details of these crimes are sad and disturbing, facts [...]

2023-02-10T06:06:41-05:00February 10th, 2023|Categories: Child Abuse, JW News|

Jehovah’s Witness facing more than 50 sexual assault-related charges

ABC Australia The wife of a man accused of sexually assaulting members of his congregation has claimed the alleged victims had "an axe to grind" with the Jehovah's Witnesses church, court documents reveal. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with more than 50 offences including rape, torture, and procuring sex acts by false pretence. He withdrew his application for bail [...]

2022-09-15T07:59:13-04:00September 15th, 2022|Categories: JW News|

But they will not listen to you

Over the years I have tried to present certain ideas to the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Back in the late 90’s I wrote several essays and sent them to the Governing Body and others. But after 2001 I realized that the real problem was the leadership. So, I tentatively began publishing on the Internet in 2002. After a couple of years, though, I was impelled to [...]

2020-04-03T06:58:31-04:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: JW News|

JW rapist gets sentenced to 5 years

A man who pleaded guilty to raping two underage girls he met through the Jehovah's Witness congregation they all belonged to has been sentenced to five years in prison ‚ÄĒ a "relief" to his victims. Elihu Rodriguez, 32, of Yakima, Washington, was given five years, the maximum sentence prosecutors had asked for, after Rodriguez pleaded guilty to three felony counts of child rape in the third [...]

2019-11-21T06:19:38-05:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: Child Abuse, JW News|

Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia Escalates

Last week, police near Norilsk, in northern Russia, raided a campsite where more than 50 Jehovah’s Witness followers had gathered to pray. It was the latest example of an escalating crackdown on Jehovah’s Witnesses, who are targeted simply for practicing their faith. Members of the Jehovah’s Witness community who are close to those who were at the campsite told Human Rights Watch that 15 armed and masked special operations [...]

2019-10-30T07:51:11-04:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: JW News|

Jehovah’s Witness elders told to destroy documents

Jehovah's Witnesses church elders in New Zealand have been told to destroy documents, and child sex abuse survivors fear that will lead to the cover up of cases. A survivor network has given the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care copies of the church's edicts, urging the commissioners to take action. It has approached the church, which it said assured the commission such documents [...]

2019-10-18T08:33:54-04:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: JW News|

Suppressing Jehovah‚Äôs Witnesses to ‚ÄúPrevent Espionage‚ÄĚ

More than 100 believers were summoned by law enforcement and investigated, numerous foreign missionaries arrested and deported from China. While actively involved in espionage internationally, either by exporting Huawei’s network technology to monitor people abroad, sending student spies to American universities, or employing overseas Chinese to work as its agents, the CCP has also formed a massive spy ring to monitor what China’s residents say or believe in. At the same time, foreign [...]

2019-10-14T10:31:04-04:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: JW News|

Newsweek article on the Watchtower

he Jehovah's Witnesses announced plans to build a 1.5 million-square-foot audio-visual production center in Upstate New York, two miles away from the Witnesses' headquarters in Warwick. The organization plans to create more videos with parenting device, despite a recent bombshell investigation alleging wide-scale child abuse and coverups. Robert Zick, a Jehovah's Witnesses spokesman, told The Times Herald-Record that the media center is a response to the general public's [...]

2019-10-13T13:28:26-04:00October 13th, 2019|Categories: JW News|

WT announces plans to build huge movie production facility

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society announced plans to build an enormous audio-visual production center on land partly in Tuxedo but mostly in Ramapo. Members of the nonprofit group, better known as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, plan to use the building to consolidate and expand various multi-media production offices, which they say make materials about living a principled life. The new 1.5 million-square-foot facility would be almost [...]

2019-10-10T11:37:33-04:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: JW News|
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