Jehovah’s Witnesses Owe $2 Million for Hiding Info on Child Sex Abuse
The Jehovah’s Witnesses have been refusing to hand over internal documents related to child sex assault in a court case in California, and it’s costing the church $4,000 per day. So far their secrecy means they owe $2 million, according to a new report by Reveal.
The ruling stems from a case in San Diego, where Osbaldo Padron sued the Jehovah’s Witnesses for failing to warn congregants that a child abuser was in their midst.
Padron, a former Jehovah’s Witness, was sexually abused as a child by an adult member of his congregation named Gonzalo Campos. Campos confessed to sexually abusing seven children.