Monday, February 28, 2011

Silent Lambs - Australia

While other churches have introduced new protocols to protect children, elders in the Jehovah's Witness community still routinely cover up cases of child abuse.

"They knew he was coming to my house. They knew what he was doing to my child," fumes 'Lyn'. She's furious elders didn't tell her when a member of the community admitted abusing her son. According to a church edict, two or three eyewitnesses must independently verify each alleged incident of abuse. "Nobody would believe me without the two witnesses," states 'Julie'. As a young girl, she was regularly raped by a church elder. While repentant paedophiles are reinstated in the church community, victims who report the abuse are ostracised by the Church. "As far as they are concerned, it was my fault," confides victim James Kerr. "I hate them for that."

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