Jehovah's Witness Sexual Abuse

The Jehovah's Witnesses are an insular religious community. Because of this, Jehovah's Witnesses are often hostile to allegations of child abuse within their ranks. The Jehovah's Witnesses have shamed victims who come forward and have a practice of keeping abuse allegations secret. Jehovah's Witnesses often put the organization's reputation before the well-being of child sexual abuse victims.

The Jehovah's Witnesses adhere to something they call the "two-witness" rule, which means the organization will not act against a child abuser unless there are two people who report the abuse. This means that if a child victim is sexually abused, and the abuse is not witnessed by another Jehovah's Witness, the organization will not punish the sexual abuser.

A History Of Silencing Abuse Victims

The Jehovah's Witnesses poor handling of sexual abuse allegations within their ranks has resulted in significant lawsuits against the organization.

If you or a loved one was a victim of sexual abuse within the Jehovah's Witnesses, call us to schedule a consultation at 800-724-5785, or fill out the form.