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Allegations of sexual abuse in the secretive world of Jehovah's Witnesses




Photo courtesy of Anna Vignet for Reveal
Photo courtesy of Anna Vignet for Reveal
Photo courtesy of Anna Vignet for Reveal

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The leadership of the Jehovah’s Witnesses has boldly defied court orders to turn over the names and whereabouts of alleged child sexual abusers across the United States, according to a new investigation in Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting.

Since 2014, courts have slapped the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ parent corporation – the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York – with multimillion-dollar judgments and sanctions for violating orders to hand over secret documents.

READ AND LISTEN TO THE FULL REPORT FROM REVEAL: "How Jehovah’s Witnesses leaders hide child abuse secrets at all costs"

This story was produced by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast.

Take Two's Alex Cohen spoke with Reveal reporter Trey Bundy about his investigation.

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