Saturday, October 15, 2016
Suit Charges Jehovah's Witness Congregation With Negligence In Employing Sexual Attacker
The Salt Lake Tribune reports on a suit filed in Utah state court last Wednesday against a Roy, Utah, Jehovah's Witness congregation, church leaders, and the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society charging negligence in allowing a man with a history of inappropriate sexual behavior to become an instructor in the church. Plaintiff alleges that she was sexually attacked by the instructor at least three times. She also charges that the Roy church created a judicial committee to investigate whether the girl engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior, forcing plaintiff and her parents to listen to a 4-5 hour recording of one of the purported sexual attacks on her.