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Jehovah's Witness stands trial for pedophile sex offenses in Britain

Jehovah's Witness stands trial for pedophile sex offenses in Britain

Jehovah's Witnesses in House-to-House Preaching

Jehovah's Witnesses in House-to-House Preaching

A Jehovah's Witness in Suffolk, England, Paul Wood, has been accused of sexually assaulting three girls and attempting to rape one of them. According to reports, the Jehovah's Witness attempted to rape a 14 year-old girl in his home in Sudbury.

The girl, who was hit in the face while the Witness attempted to rape her, kept the trauma of the incident to herself for three years before she and another young victim told Jehovah's Witnesses elders. But the Jehovah's Witnesses elders did not intervene. They simply left it to the girls to decide for themselves whether to go to the police.

The girls could not find  the courage to go to the police till 2009 when they learned that church leaders had appointed Paul Wood to a role in another part of the country which would bring him in contact with young women.

In all, nine offences of indecent assault and one of attempted rape on an under-age girl have been brought against Paul Wood. He committed all the offenses between 1991 and 1997. One of the girls who went to the police only after her sister saw a press report on the court proceedings said that she did not go to the police earlier because she was afraid of Paul Wood and described him as a "bully." Paul Wood, who is now 40, married in 1997, and is a father of 2, denied all the charges brought against him.

Paul Wood, during his trial, said that he was "sickened" by the accusations against him and said, emphatically, that "They are false." The accused admitted that the girls had visited his home in Suffolk but  said that nothing inappropriate happened.

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  • http://www.dannyhaszard.com Danny Haszard

    Please examine the Jehovah's Witnesses who go door to door and come on our property.

    Jehovah's Witnesses pedophiles.
    Many court documents and news events prove that Jehovah's Witnesses require two witnesses when a child comes forward with allegations of molestation within the congregation. Such allegations have customarily been treated as sins instead of crimes and are only reported to authorities when it is required to do so by law, (which varies by state).

    It has also been shown that child molesters within the organization usually have not been identified to the congregation members or the public at large. These people engage in a door to door ministry, possibly exposing children to pedophiles.

    The Watchtower corporation has paid out millions in settlement money already.

    – Danny Haszard abuse victim
    FMI
    http://www.dannyhaszard.com

  • http://www.dannyhaszard.com Danny Haszard

    Jehovah's Witnesses pedophile cover up problem at a glance:

    It's the Watchtower's protocol for (non) handling of criminal pedophilia that is the root of this evil.
    Recent Watchtower legal department 'damage control' in house memos on 'correcting' past cover ups and years of past stone walling/foot dragging does not undo decades of child abuse damage.

    Too little too late!

    http://dannyhaszard.com/sexabuse/index.htm

  • http://inperiumconsulting.com// Jason

    The fact that the elders would not intervene is another sad commentary on the state of religion today.

  • Wayne

    As bad as this is, keep in mind that every religion has its "bad apples".

    They all try to cover up and hide any sexual allegations to make themselves look better.

    I am not defending their actions, indeed, I am condemmng all groups and organizations that perpetuate this kind of behavior.

    • Doc

      With the greatest repect… what vaule does religion hold if it does not provide a higher bar of morality.

      To state that a religion is as fallible as the rest of society enlightens us all to the reality; it is no different.

      The God of the bible not only accepts but promotes incest, genocide, infanticide, rape, kidnap and Slavery. Jesus himself instructed one on how to be a good slave and how to be a good slavemaster.

      The day we leave aincient myths from the desert behind…. the better.

  • Vinny

    As a 15 year Zealous Person for Jehovah (and elder) here is my own story.

    http://exjehovahswitnessforum.yuku.com/topic/922

  • Vinny

    Jehovah's Witnesses (JW's) predicted the end of the world, IN WRITING, numerous times. Not once did they come true. They are known for their False Predictions the world over.

    JW's are taught that they alone are TRUE Christians and that all other people not JW will soon be destroyed. This is no exaggeration.

    JW's will allow their own children TO DIE rather than accept a life saving blood transfusion even in severe medical emergencies. It has already happened THOUSANDS of times!

    JW's used to forbid Vaccinations and Organ Transplants (calling a life saving transplant "Cannibalism") for a combined 33 years.

    JW's enforce extreme shunning for any member that decides to leave their religion or who commits a sin without showing enough repentance in front of the elders.

    Families have been devastated because of these harsh shunning policies. I have literally seen Parents cut off all ties with their children solely because the kid did not want to remain a JW but went in another direction.

    Just a few things people need to know.

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