Fortuna woman, ex-Jehovah’s Witness shares story of sexual abuse
Maple said both she and her assaulter were part of the same congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Fortuna. She was a fourth generation Witness on her mother’s side.
At the age of 11, Maple said she and her cousin — whom Maple said was one of the man’s several victims — decided to tell one of the Jehovah’s Witness elders about what was happening to them. The elders are men who lead the congregation.
Maple said the elder slammed his fist on the table and called them both liars.