Jehovah‘s Witnesses Must Pay $35M to Child Sexual Abuse Survivor, Jury Says | Essex Caller

 

 

By , Christian Post Reporter | Sep 28, 2018 12:16 PM (Photo: Facebook/Watchtower Bible and Tract Society)An image of literature from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.

A jury in Montana has ruled that the Jehovah‘s Witnesses must pay $35 million to the victim of child sexual abuse after leaders who knew about the crime decided not to report it to authorities.

A judge will review the jury‘s decision, with the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York expecting to appeal the guilty verdict, according to The Associated Press.

Neil Smith, attorney for the 21-year-old woman who accused the Jehovah‘s Witness of abuse and cover-up, said in a statement the jury‘s decision sends a message to churches that refuse to report abuse.

Source: Jehovah‘s Witnesses Must Pay $35M to Child Sexual Abuse Survivor, Jury Says | Essex Caller

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