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Quebec police probe possible cases of child sexual abuse in Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation

Quebec police probe possible cases of child sexual abuse in Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation

Quebec provincial police are investigating allegations of child sexual abuse by two members of a Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation in Mont-Laurier in the Laurentians, Radio-Canada’s investigative program Enquête has learned.

Both men have been sanctioned through the church’s internal disciplinary process for dealing with allegations of child abuse, but congregation elders did not share their findings with civil authorities.

One of the men being investigated, Michel Courtemanche, who has been expelled from the congregation, was acquitted of charges of sexual assault and indecent assault in 1996.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-jehovahs-witnesses-allegations-child-abuse-1.4291646