Child Abuse

Documents and court cases relating to child abuse within the church of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Updated Regularly!

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Monica Lynn Jaramillo v. Los Lunas Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, et. al.

August 12, 2013 – Monica Lynn Jaramillo v. Los Lunas Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, et. al. (Case: D-1314-CV-201300948) – Case Detail – pdf

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Elizabeth McFarland v. Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York

Elizabeth McFarland v. Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York – Complaint – (July 31, 2013) – pdf

NEW Press Release re: McFarland from Zalkin Law Firm (July 31, 2013) – pdf

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CANDACE CONTI V. WATCHTOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF NEW YORK AND NORTH FREMONT CONGREGATION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

Candace Conti v. Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York

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BODY OF ELDERS CHILD ABUSE HANDLING PROCEDURE

BOE letter re handling of child abuse (October 1, 2012) issued by Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Australia – pdf

Body of Elders letter issued by Jehovah’s Witnesses re: Child Abuse handling procedures – October 1, 2012

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LETTER (FAX) ISSUED BY WATCH TOWER SOCIETY OVER BBC TV INTERVIEW

Letter Issued by Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania to BBC Panorama over TV Interview, Child Abuse Handling Procedures and Pedophile Database (2002) – 3 pages – pdf

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US MARSHALS MOST WANTED – FREDERICK MCLEAN

US Marshals – most wanted – number 15 – Frederick McLean (Jehovah’s Witness) – wanted for child abuse – (October 2012 edition) – official US Marshals version – pdf

Frederick McLean wanted by US Marshals – $25 000 Reward Poster – pdf

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GOVERNING BODY OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES (AUSTRALIA)

Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses – Charge Sheet and Summons – Magistrates’ Court of Victoria – Australia – formal criminal charges filed over breaches of child protection laws – July 2011 – pdf

Legislation under which the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses were criminally charged – Victoria – Working with Children Act 2005 – pdf

Legislation (amendment) Victoria – Working with Children Amendment Act 2010 – pdf

Victoria – Working with Children Check Application Guide and Form – pdf

Protecting Victoria’s Vulnerable Children Inquiry – testimony by Steven Unthank over the failure of the church of Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Watch Tower Society to comply with child protection laws (pages 20-29) – official transcript – public-sitting-transcript-morwell-08-june-2011 – pdf

Transcript of letter reading from WTBTS over Working with Children laws instructing members of Jehovah’s Witnesses to comply with the laws – Australia (October 2011) – pdf

Letter to the Director of Public Prosecutions from Acting Prosecutor Steven Unthank in relation to the Crown discontinuing the criminal prosecution of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses, et. al. (February 2012) – pdf

Letter issued by the Attorney-General of Victoria to a Member of Parliament over the failure of Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Watchtower Society to comply with child protection laws (May 2011) – pdf

Letter issued by the Attorney-General of Victoria, Australia, confirming that the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Watchtower Society have commenced complying with child protection laws (April 2012) – pdf

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CHILD ABUSE TELEMEMO

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Watch Tower Society – child abuse telememo as used by Watchtower attorneys – pdf

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CANADA

Child Abuse in Canada – document including Watch Tower Society letters – pdf

Boer v. Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada – court documents (2003) – pdf

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PUBLICATIONS

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Secrets of Pedophilia in an American Religion – Jehovah’s Witnesses in Crisis

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