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Silent lambs
May 29, 2005
Reporter :  Graham Davis
Producer : Kirstine Lumb

Silent lambsThis is a story about child abuse within the Jehovah's Witness church. Reporter Graham Davis first explored this topic on Sunday three years ago and uncovered some shocking allegations. This week he exposes further evidence of paedophilia and sexual abuse within the organisation and also reveals the lack of action taken to prevent future abuse. While mainstream churches like the Catholics and Anglicans have been forced to respond to child abuse in their ranks, convicted paedophiles are still accepted in the Jehovah's Witnesses. They're protected by the sect's strict adherence to biblical passages in Deuteronomy and Matthew which say nothing can be established except from the mouths of two or three witnesses. This rule in effect renders a successful prosecution impossible. Some of the silent lambs speak out for the first time about the sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of trusted Witnesses.

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