Mr. Bowen is incapable of telling the truth. He has NEVER reported ANYONE to the police. That is what a responsible person should do if he knows of an abuser serving in a position of leadership. At THE VERY LEAST he could publicly name the perp.CASE No. 3: New York Times article on Sexual Abuse: Ousted Members Contend Jehovah's Witnesses' Abuse Policy Hides Offenses, by Laurie Goodstein, pubished August 11, 2002:
William Bowen always considered himself a devout Jehovahs Witness. As a child, he felt it was his duty to go door to door passing out the churchs magazine, The Watchtower. Later, as an elder in his Kentucky congregation, he said he saw it as his duty to inform church officials that a fellow elder had abused a child.
But when Mr. Bowen contacted the churchs headquarters in Brooklyn, he says, he was rebuffed. Frustrated by the churchs inaction and by its confidentiality provisions, which he said prevented him from sharing the information with others, Mr. Bowen resigned as an elder in December 2000. A year later, he started a group to monitor child sexual abuse in the church.
Late last month, Mr. Bowen, 44, was excommunicated from the church. Behind a locked door, with plastic bags taped over the windows to ward off onlookers, he said, three church elders meeting at the churchs Kingdom Hall in Draffenville, Ky., found him guilty of causing divisions.
The punishment was disfellowshiping complete shunning.
In the past three months, four other people have been expelled from the Jehovahs Witnesses after accusing it of covering up the sexual abuse of children by its members. For Mr. Bowen and other critics of church policies on sexual abuse, the expulsions are part of a concerted effort to keep such abuses quiet.[...]
The church keeps a database of members and associates who have been accused or found guilty of child abuse. Mr. Bowen said church sources had told him the database contained the names of more than 23,000 people in the United States, Canada and Europe. The church says the number is considerably lower, but will not say what it is.[...]
If the accused denies the allegation, the victims testimony alone is not sufficient unless there is at least one other witness to the act. The church says its policy is based on a scriptural injunction in Deuteronomy 19:15 that says two or three witnesses are necessary to prove a man has sinned.[...]
Still waiting for a name of someone serving as an elder that is a confirmed child abuser. You said you knew of several. Currently you have named zero.