Historical Religious Paedophile Jailed

We’re used to hearing about child abuse in the Catholic Church and the responses from officials which sought to bury it.

It’s a refreshing contrast to find that when a Scottish Jehovah’s Witness offended against a child 14 years ago, the victim’s disclosure was met with support and the elders encouraged the perpetrator to confess, threatening expulsion from the Fellowship. Although it’s not reported whether he confessed of his own accord, the case proceeded to the Scottish courts.

This week the offender received over six and a half years in jail and you can read the BBC summary here.


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