Jehovah’s Witnesses attacked by Charity Commission over paedophilia cover-up

A Jehovah’s Witness charity part of has been attacked by the Charity Commission for covering up allegations of paedophilia against one of its former leaders. In a damning report by the charities watchdog, Manchester New Moston Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses was criticised for failing to report its members claims of sex abuse to the police.

“The inquiry found that the trustees of the charity did not report the allegation of child sexual abuse to the police or to other authorities,” the report said. “Nor did it report the matter as a serious incident to the Commission.”