Open Accessibility Menu

Jehovah’s Witnesses Sexual Assault Allegations

Were You Sexually Assaulted By Someone In the Jehovah’s Witnesses Church? Our Attorneys Can Help

Recently, allegations have surfaced accusing Jehovah’s Witnesses of covering up years of sexual abuse accusations within their congregation. Elders within the church allegedly instructed other leaders to avoid reporting sexual abuse claims to the authorities so that the church could handle issues internally. The new reports say that the church maintained a list of sexual offenders within the congregation, tracking countless individuals for the past several decades.

Now, in the wake of this scandal, victims of sexual assault within the Jehovah’s Witness church are coming forward to seek justice from their abusers and the church responsible for allowing the abuse to go unchecked. By failing to report these sexual abuse allegations, and going so far as to hide repeat reports, the church may have enabled several sexual predators to go on to hurt more victims.

Call today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.

If you or someone you love was abused within the Jehovah’s Witness church, you may be able to take legal action for your suffering. Our experienced sexual abuse attorneys at Wagner Reese are prepared to help you seek justice and compensation.

Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Against Jehovah’s Witnesses

The parent organization of the Jehovah Witnesses, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, supposedly sent a letter to other leaders within the congregation, instructing them to handle all sexual abuse claims internally. Any instances of abuse were to be reported to the church, not the authorities.

According to reports, Jehovah’s Witnesses require a two-witness rule in order to validate any claim. And, even if there were multiple witnesses, members of the congregation were still encouraged to go to the elders with their concerns, rather than the authorities.

Why Choose Us?

Over the years, countless children within the Jehovah’s Witness organization could have suffered sexual abuse at the hands of their parents, family friends, elders, mentors, or other authority figures within the church community. Due to the organization’s refusal to report such instances, several children may have suffered ongoing abuse as a direct result of the church’s their negligence. Plus, sources also say that the organization allowed known sexual predators to remain in the church, and even allowed them to work closely with children without supervision. Had the organization reported abuse to the authorities, countless children could have been spared the traumatizing damage of abuse.

If you were abused within Jehovah’s Witnesses, our firm is prepared to help. We have ample experience representing victims of sexual assault, including those who were abused as children. We firmly believe that nobody deserves to be abused, and every victim should have a voice. Our experienced lawyers can help build a case in your favor and advocate for your rights against the liable party. If the church enabled your abuse to occur or continue, we want to use our ample resources and legal knowledge to hold them accountable for the damage they caused.

Ready to get started? Contact Wagner Reese to discuss your sexual abuse case with our Indianapolis attorneys.

SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIM

Meet Our TEAM

Our attorneys have more than nine decades of collective legal experience and have been honored, both by their peers and by a number of prestigious legal organizations, for their commitment to quality legal services and the highest level of ethics. Most of all, our attorneys understand that, for you, this isn’t just another case. It’s your life. Because of this, we are dedicated to providing compassionate, personalized legal services tailored to your unique needs. We take your specific situation into account and work to provide custom legal solutions that suit your particular goals.

View All

Why Choose Wagner Reese?

  • Over $200 Million Recovered
  • 150+ Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • Evening & Weekend Appointments Available
  • We Come To You - Home or Hospital
  • You Do Not Pay Until We Win
  • Se Habla Español

Request Your Free Case Evaluation

Fill out the form below to get started or give us a call at (888) 204-8440 to speak with our legal team directly.

  • Please enter your First Name.
  • Please enter your Last Name.
  • This isn't a valid phone number.
    Please enter your phone number.
    You entered an invalid number.
  • This isn't a valid email address.
    Please enter your email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.

Our Locations

  • Carmel Office: 11939 N. Meridian St.
    Carmel, IN 46032
  • Indianapolis Office: 201 N. Illinois St.,
    16th Floor - South Tower

    Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Champaign Office: 701 Devonshire Dr., Suite C17
    Champaign, IL 61820
Lawyers

Our Blog Posts

View All Posts