Thursday February 20, 2020

Jehovah’s Witnesses readmit man accused of child sex abuse

The man had been ‘disfellowshipped’, or expelled, from the organisation in 2016 following an internal investigation over ‘particularly scandalous’ conduct

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
9th February, 2020
Jehovah’s Witnesses have readmitted a man who was dismissed for conduct related to child sex abuse. Picture: Barry Cronin

The Jehovah’s Witnesses hierarchy have readmitted a man who was dismissed from the religion for “particularly scandalous” conduct related to child sex abuse, the Business Post can reveal.

The process of expulsion from the religion is known as disfellowshipping, and can only be done after a special judicial council has been convened to hear evidence.

Internal documents show that the man – who cannot be identified – was disfellowshipped...

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