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Jehovah’s Witnesses use 1st Amendment to hide child sex abuse claims

For 25 years the leadership of the Jehovah’s Witnesses have instructed its elders to keep cases of child sexual abuse secret from law enforcement and members of their own congregations, according to an examination of thousands of pages of documents in recent cases.

The internal documents obtained by Reveal show that the Witnesses have systematically instructed elders and other leaders to keep child sexual abuse confidential, while collecting detailed information on congregants who prey on children.

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02/16/15
 
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