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Here is a late 2019 disclosure about a male Jehovah's Witness Employee working at an elementary school who had a sexual relationship with one of the female students in 2001. In 2009, Chad Kalawaia confessed such to a police detective who did NOTHING -- ZERO. Hmmm. Could that cop have been a relative or even a JW?
Chad Kalawaia even discloses that he was "disciplined as a Jehovah's Witness". When? That means that a BODY OF ELDERS at a local Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses KNEW that one of their members who was a school employee was preying on students, and they did not alert either that school nor law enforcement. How long before Kalawaia's 2009 confession was the BOE aware of such?
The following excerpt (edited) comes from a HAWAII NEWS NOW article published on November 26, 2019:
"... On May 22, 2009, a man who worked at the girl's school, Chad Kalawaia, went to HPD headquarters to make a powerful statement. He met with Detective Sheryl Sunia, ... . Sunia recorded the interview, in which Kalawaia tells her he's a baker at Waimanalo Elementary & Intermediate School and then drops a bombshell: He had started dating the girl ... when she was 14 years old. "The first time I kissed her was on Dec. 31, 2000", he tells Sunia. On the recording he admits that the relationship turned sexual months later in 2001, when the girl was still 14 years old. [Chad] Kalawaia was 26 years old at that time.
Kalawaia: "I did have sex with her ... ." ...
Kalawaia: "And I'm not proud of it, I did have sex with her."
[Chad] Kalawaia says he was disciplined as a Jehovah's Witness, and "I did make things right with myself, with my family and with my God."
Lawson, of the Hawaii Innocence Project, said that based on the recording it appears that Kalawaia didn't believe the girl was underage at the time. "I don't believe he knew the law had changed in July of 2001. Because what he's trying to say is, I waited until after she was 14 to engage in sex," Lawson said. "Now he's saying this at the time that the law had already changed to 16 so unbeknownst to him, it's a crime." And court documents support Lawson's statement.
Sunia had all this information, but did not pursue the case. Hawaii News Now asked Sunia, now retired from HPD, why the child sex assault investigation did not switch ... to [Chad] Kalawaia. She declined HNN's requests for comment.
(EDITOR: Note that the article first states that then 26 year-old Chad Kalawaia started "dating" the victim when she was "14 years-old". However, his confession states that he waited until the victim was 14 years-old to engage in sex. Seemingly, Kalawaia had been grooming the victim since she was 12 or 13 years-old.)
RIA WILLIAMS v. HARRY DIAMANTI; ERIC STOCKER; RAULON HICKS; DANIEL HARPER; ROY UTAH KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES; ET AL is an ongoing Utah civil court case. Ria Williams was born into a Jehovah's Witness family which attended multiple Kingdom Halls of Jehovah's Witnesses during her formative years. By the time Ria Williams was a teenager, the Williams family was attending the Kingdom Hall in Roy, Utah.
In Summer 2007, through a mutual friend, 14 year-old Ria Williams met and began to associate with an 18 year-old male Jehovah's Witness named Colin Williams. Over the following months, Colin is alleged to have began to "aggressively bully" Ria. In Summer 2007, Colin, Ria, and the JW mutual friend made plans to go to a movie. The mutual friend was a no-show. After the movie, Colin allegedly took away Ria's cellphone and refused to return it or drive Ria home until first Ria kissed his cheek -- which Ria refused to do.
In December 2007, Colin Williams allegedly "compelled" Ria to get in his auto. Colin allegedly then drove to a secluded area where, despite Ria's protests, Colin allegedly kissed Ria and touched her breasts and crotch through her clothes. Within two weeks of that assault, Colin Williams allegedly raped Ria three more times.
Within a matter of weeks thereafter, "someone" reported those sexual assaults to the Body of Elders at the Roy, Utah Kingdom Hall. A "Judicial Committee" was formed -- consisting of four Elders: Harry Diamanti, Eric Stocker, Raulon Hicks, and Daniel Harper. Ria Williams was investigated for the sin of "porneia". In April 2008, that Judicial Committee summoned by-then 15 year-old Ria, her mother, and her stepfather to a "Judicial Hearing". There, the Elders questioned Ria for 45 minutes attempting to determine whether Ria had "voluntarily" engaged in sexual activity with Colin Williams. Failing to obtain the info that they sought, the Elders then presented an audio recording of one of the sexual assaults. Interestingly, that audio recording had been given to the Elders by Colin Williams, himself. Ria Williams began to cry and plead with the Elders to turn off that recording. Ria did not want to relive the experience of being raped. Instead, for more than four hours the four Elders started and stopped the recording as they questioned Ria as to exactly what was occurring at that point in the tape -- all in an effort to get Ria to confess that she had consented to the sexual activity with Colin Williams.
Ria Williams suffered mentally, emotionally, and physically from that ordeal. Ria received both psychological counseling and medical treatment in the months following that judicial hearing, and she continues to this day to suffer distress from such. In June 2009, the Utah Division of Child and Family Services filed a complaint against those Elders with the Department of Human Services. DHS convened an administrative hearing which found that those Elders had engaged in "emotional maltreatment" during the judicial hearing.
In 2016, Ria Williams filed in state court this civil action against the BOE, the local congregation, and the WatchTower Society. In August 2017, the Weber County District Court begrudgingly dismissed Ria's case citing the Establishment Clause in the U.S. Constitution as giving the court no choice in the matter. However, that judge labeled as "reprehensible" the actions of the Jehovah's Witness Elders at the judicial hearing, while noting that such would be actionable but-for the religious setting and context. In March 2019, the Utah Court of Appeals affirmed that dismissal. This case has been appealed to the Utah Supreme Court. Pending.
PENNSYLVANIA v. JOSHUA CALDWELL and PENNSYLVANIA v. JENNIFER MCVEY. In December 2018, the York Daily Record reported (edited):
"Sarah Brooks was 17, riding in her dad's pickup, when she told him. ... It was hard to tell her dad. She knew what had been happening to her was wrong. She knew that it needed to stop. She felt deep shame and deep guilt. She was the victim, but still, she felt that what had happened to her was her fault, that she was a horrible, dirty person. She knew there would be consequences. The people who did those things to her had warned her not to tell, ... they said that if she did, she would be ruining lives and that nobody would believe her and that she would be the one to suffer in the end. Still, she needed to tell. It was wrong. Something had to be done. So, she told.
"Sarah told her dad that Joshua [Caldwell] and Jennifer [McVey] had sexually abused her over a period of months, starting when she was 15. Joshua was Joshua Caldwell, a friend from church. Jennifer was Jennifer McVey, married to Sarah's brother and having an affair with Caldwell. Caldwell was 12 years older than Sarah; McVey, six. Sarah had been working for the couple cleaning out houses that were in foreclosure. [Sarah] had met them through their church, the Yorkana Pennsylvania Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, and thought that working for them would be safe and good, the church being a close and cloistered community. ...
"When they arrived home, her father told her to go to her room while he discussed what she had told him with her mother. Her parents called two of the elders of the church ... who came to the house and questioned Sarah. They sat in the living room -- Sarah, her parents and the two elders, who happened to be [Joshua] Caldwell's father-in-law and brother-in-law -- while the elders interviewed her, asking her questions about what had happened, making her provide details of the most shameful and intimate secrets she had been warned not to divulge. She told them about the sexual games they played in the work truck and at job sites. She told them about Caldwell and McVey coming to her home and abusing her, separately and together. She told them everything. They went over it again and again, making her tell them, again and again, about what happened.
"It felt like she was dying, Sarah recalled. As she was interrogated, she had a sinking, heavy feeling in her stomach. She was terrified. 'I don't know if there's a word to describe it ... Everything was so fresh and raw, and they kept making me repeat it and repeat it and repeat it.' [Sarah] felt terrible, humiliated, embarrassed, shamed. At the end of it, she still felt terrible, but at least she felt that she had done the right thing, that the abuse would stop and that the elders would give her justice by punishing her abusers. She was the victim. She would be OK, she thought. She trusted her church would do the right thing. She was wrong. ...
"About a week after the meeting in her living room, Sarah Brooks found herself sitting before a Judicial Committee composed of three elders selected by church headquarters, men who sat in judgment of her to determine the appropriate punishment. It was just her and these three men questioning her about the abuse, making her repeat, over and over again, what happened to her in nauseating detail.
"Sarah thought the purpose of the proceeding was to find out what had happened to her and to punish the offenders. She didn't know that it was intended to determine her punishment for the crime of being victimized. The elders [REPROVED] her, going before the congregation and shaming her. Her sin was keeping a secret and being a victim. She bore responsibility for what happened to her. As a [REPROVED] member of the congregation, she was effectively shunned. She was not permitted to speak unless spoken to. She was forbidden from participating in church activities. She was essentially made invisible in the eyes of the church.
"[Joshua Caldwell and Jennifer McVey were] also called before the Judicial Committee and were 'disfellowshipped', the equivalent of excommunication ... . ...
"Law enforcement was not called. The elders made it clear that they would handle the situation internally and that bringing secular authorities into it would only 'bring reproach upon Jehovah's name', Sarah recalled. 'They made me feel that it was being handled properly. ... My parents supported it. I assumed I was in good hands. I trusted my parents. I trusted the elders'.
"Four months after she reported the abuse, her abusers were arrested, charged with sexual offenses, indecent assault and corruption of minors. They accepted plea deals, pleading guilty to corruption of minors. In December 2014, Joshua Caldwell was sentenced to six to 23 months in county prison and placed on probation for three years. In September 2015, Jennifer McVey was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service. ... ."
More than a year later, in November 2011, Jose Manuel Pavon was arrested for the MURDER of Sindy Cerrato after he was identified as the rapist by a DNA test (not known whether Pavon submitted a sample or whether police surreptitiously obtained a sample). Jose Pavron first denied that he was the rapist/murderer, but Pavon eventually confessed that on the morning of the murder that he had offered the trusting Cindy Cerrato a ride after he drove by her and saw that she had missed her school bus. Pavon then took Cerrato to their local Kingdom Hall with the excuse that he needed to pick up some items. Convincing Cerrato to come inside, Pavon then attacked the trusting teenager in an attempt to rape her. To muffle her screams, Pavon pushed a rag down her throat, plus strangled her with his hands. In Spring 2013, Jose Manuel Pavon was convicted of homicide and sentenced to 17 years in prison.
In 1955, the WatchTower Society's married BRANCH SERVANT in Honduras, Woodrow "Woody" Blackburn, was caught carrying on a sexual affair with a Honduran female whom was described in the WATCHTOWER magazine as a "GIRL of ill fame". CLICK HERE to read more.
Cole Dykstra reportedly had recently served as a BETHELITE at WATCHTOWER SOCIETY world headquarters. Dykstra allegedly either had been kicked out of WatchTower HQ, or had suffered other organizational sanctions, due to alleged homosexual tendencies and/or activities. Dykstra reportedly thereafter attempted suicide. Around October/November 2000, a Ringwood, New Jersey Jehovah's Witness couple, named Terrence Trussell and Vicki Sue Trussell, invited Dykstra to live with them and their two teenaged sons, Andrew Trussell and Arthur Trussell, while he sorted through his personal issues.
It is not known whether the Trussells had known Cole Dykstra prior to his having volunteered at WatchTower HQ, or whether all these Jehovah's Witnesses were recent acquaintances at the West Milford Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. In any event, one can't imagine that the Trussells would have invited Dykstra to live with them and their two teenage sons if they had known the reasons behind his recent failed suicide attempt. And, if they did not know, such raises even more questions as to why they had not been informed about such by their fellow JWs. Over the ten month period that Cole Dykstra, then age 24, had lived with the Trussells, Dykstra had fallen in love with 16 year-old Arthur Trussell, and possibly had made such known via homosexual advances. On the evening of August 5, 2001, 16 year-old Arthur Tressell reportedly had gone out on a date with a female. Such apparently upset Dykstra, and Dykstra and Trussell reportedly argued after Trussell had returned home from the date. Later that night, in the AM hours of August 6, 2001, after Trussell had fallen asleep, Dykstra struck Trussell on the head with a beer bottle, and then stabbed the teenager in his stomach with an 8 inch kitchen knife. Terry Trussell and Vicki Trussell reportedly were alerted to trouble in their home when Dykstra stole and left in one of the family's autos.
PENNSYLVANIA v. ANDREW S. HUGHES was a 2014-15 Pennsylvania criminal court case in which a 27 year-old Jehovah's Witness named Andrew Steven Hughes, of Bradford, Pennsylvania, who had had a sexual relationship with an unidentified 15 year-old girl in February 2013, pled guilty to only one count of statutory sexual assault. In March 2015, the sentencing judge actually INCREASED Hughes sentence from whatever was agreed to in the plea deal made by the local prosecutor. Andrew Hughes will serve one to three years in state prison, and he will have to register as a sex offender for 25 years after his release.
STATE v. ANDREW S. HUGHES. During the above proceedings, it was disclosed that Andrew Steven Hughes had sexually assaulted another female when he lived in another state (probably New York) when he was a juvenile -- and apparently received the typical "juvenile" hand slap.
OHIO v. JORDAN ABRAHAM LINTON was a 2010-11 Ohio criminal court case. In March 2010, a Jehovah's Witness Minister named Jordan A. Linton, then age 25, was arrested and charged with Gross Sexual Imposition committed against his 11 year-old niece (or, wife's niece). Charges were filed by the girl's mother (unidentified) after the young girl returned home and reported being sexually molested while she spent the night at the home of Jordan and Erica LaShone Allen Linton. (The Lintons and Allens are large, extended Jehovah's Witness families living in Ohio and Florida.)
Jordan A. Linton (Computer Programmer/Networker) was arrested and taken to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail in April 2010. Linton spent three days in jail until his JW Parents, Tamera Lee Linton and Jess Sayre Linton, posted $5000.00 bond. In a November 2010 plea deal, Jordan A. Linton pleaded guilty to one count of Gross Sexual Imposition in exchange for 3 years in prison, 5 years probation thereafter, and registration as a sex offender for 25 years. Sentenced January 2011.
UNITED STATES v. BRIAN C. WILKERSON was a 2009-10 Massachusetts federal prosecution of an African-American Jehovah's Witness Firefighter named Brian Wilkerson, of Springfield, Massachusetts. Brian Wilkerson had worked as a Springfield Mass firefighter for 11 years prior to being arrested at department headquarters in June 2009. Brian Wilkerson was accused of both receiving and viewing CHILD PORNOGRAPHY at both his home and while at work on the station's computer -- from August 2005 through September 2008. In October 2009, Wilkerson pled guilty to four counts of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography, and was sentenced to five years in prison.
The charismatic and previously well-liked Donald J. Nicholson is alleged to have sexually molested multiple children of his fellow Jehovah's Witnesses over the years before finally being publicly exposed as a pedophile. It is further alleged that multiple reports of alleged molestations may have been "buried" for many years before Don Nicholson finally made the mistake of molesting the young daughter of his own congregation's Presiding Overseer, Lee Steele, who just so happened to be employed as a New York State Trooper.
Allegedly, when Lee Steele initially learned of his daughter's molestation, Steele was pressured to keep the matter within the organization and out of public view. Being a sworn Police Officer, Steele refused to "play ball" with the Circuit Overseer and other WatchTower Cult representatives as to keeping the matter within the organization, or thereafter "shaping" his testimony so as to keep the WatchTower's teachings and policies out of the matter. In June 1982, with the cooperation of Steele and others, Don Nicholson was indicted on two counts of RAPE and two counts of sexual abuse commited against two females less than 11 years-old committed during Summer 1979.
In November 1982, when alleged efforts to intimidate other local JW Elders failed, with Steele and at least one other local JW Elder agreeing to testify honestly and completely against Nicholson, Donald J. Nicholson thereafter agreed to plead "guilty" to only the two counts of sexual abuse -- for which he received a sentence of 27 to 84 months in prison. Affirmed on appeal in December 1983.
Although the WatchTower Society had taught since World War I that its members should not bear arms in the Military, it was not until immediately after this case, where the WatchTower Society was unable to control the Presiding Overseer, that the "FAITHFUL & DISCREET SLAVE" decided that it was no longer a very good idea to continue to allow Sworn Police Officers to serve as "Elders" in its local congregations. Although issued earlier, the new policy was announced to the entire public in the July 15, 1983 issue of the WATCHTOWER magazine, which stated in part:
"During these 'last days,' many employees are expected to carry a firearm. Bank or security guards, watchmen and policemen may even be required to do so to hold employment. But what of the Christian, who is obligated to 'provide for those who are his own'? ... His Bible-trained viewpoint would be different from that of worldly persons, who feel free to carry such weapons and to use them as they see fit in any dangerous situation that may arise. ... He will want to avoid bloodguilt, having in mind Jehovah's viewpoint on the sanctity of blood. ... A mature Christian should try to find unarmed employment. Some Witnesses by talking with their employer have been successful in changing to a job that does not require carrying a weapon. As the world becomes increasingly violent we can no longer regard as exemplary a brother who continues in armed employment. He could be allowed six months to make a change. If he does not make a change, he would not be in a position to hold special privileges of service and responsibility in the congregation."
In March 2013, Jeffrey Buzzard, age 43, reportedly a member of the Fort Wayne, Indiana, Edgewood Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, was arrested on five counts of child molestation and five counts of child seduction after Buzzard's 19 year-old step-daughter was voluntarily admitted to a hospital for treatment for mental health issues. During treatment, she disclosed that Buzzard had started molesting her when she was in the 4th grade, that Buzzard had started having intercourse with her during her 6th grade in school, and that Buzzard had continued doing so until she reached age 18, in June 2011. The step-daughter told police that Buzzard had threatened to commit suicide when she informed him of her plans to report him to authorities. At trial, the step-daughter described how Buzzard used her mother's terminal illness to manipulate the relationship and to trap and isolate her.
In January 2014, Jeffrey Charles Buzzard was convicted on all ten counts, and in February 2014 was sentenced to a total of 126 years in prison. Throughout his arrest and prosecution, Buzzard adamantly denied every allegation, posed himself as the actual victim, and compared his prosecution to that of the "Salem Witch Trials" -- a "typical" Jehovah's Witness.
KENTUCKY v. DONOVAN JAMES MOORE is an ongoing 2015-16 Kentucky criminal court case in which an African-American Jehovah's Witness named Donovan J. Moore, age 53, of Lexington, Kentucky, is being prosecuted on four counts of third-degree rape and four counts of third-degree sodomy for allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse and sodomy with his ex-wife in 1997 and 1998, when she was only 15 years-old, and when Donovan Moore was 35 years old. Donovan James Moore and Abra Moore eventually married in 2002, had one daughter and one son, but divorced on December 28, 2011. See ABRA MOORE v. DONOVAN MOORE.
KENTUCKY v. DONOVAN JAMES MOORE. Donovan Moore remarried in January 2012. In September 2012, Donovan James Moore was arrested for Flagrant Non-support. Outcome unknown.
At the time of the alleged sexual assaults, Donovan Moore and his ex-wife were both members of the Stanford Kentucky Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Commonwealth Attorney, Eddy F. Montgomery, stated at the November 2015 pre-trial conference that, "... the church was aware of it and basically covered it up, similar to the Catholic church deal. Then the victim ended up getting married to this gentleman and having children with him. ... Basically the church told her not to report this and kept it in house. The analogy Ive made would be the Catholic church sex abuse cases ... ."
See also: EEOC v. THE ADVOCATE MESSENGER (2001).
NOT ALL CHILD MOLESTERS ARE MEN
My Jehovah's Witness Relatives have long maintained a certain degree of prestige within the local Jehovah's Witness community due to my family's JW Matriarch having professed to be "one of the anointed remnant", or, "one of the 144,000", since that distinction in the JW ranks was made by the WatchTower Society back in the 1930s.
Although "Anointed JW Matriarch" never worked outside the home, she also was well-known, or infamous, throughout the local non-JW community as a multi-decades long preacher of the WatchTower Society's "gospel". Anointed JW Matriarch was a "child" of the "Judge Rutherford" era of the WatchTower Society. She was arrested in the 1940s for preaching the WatchTower Society's "gospel" when other JWs also were being arrested. In the early 1950s, for approximately a year and a half (amusingly during the exact same time that Firstborn Son was being drafted into the U.S. Army), Anointed JW Matriarch had a monthly pro-WatchTower column published in the local newspaper, which brought her even more notoriety amongst Local non-JWs. In 1958, Anointed JW Matriarch was amongst the record-setting attendees at the WatchTower Society's much heralded International Convention held in Yankee Stadium.
Anointed JW Matriarch reared three sons and two daughters, and sadly, many of her grandchildren --- for various reasons, including lack of parenting skills and lack of maternal and paternal instinct on the part of Anointed JW Matriarch's own children. Despite the fact that it was known that Anointed JW Matriarch liked her sons better than her daughters, only her two daughters became and remained JWs.
Both JW Daughters have repeatedly professed that they each look forward to living in the WatchTower's promised earthly paradise -- which they both believe will be co-ruled by their own Mother. Although the two daughters were reared as third-generation Jehovah's Witnesses during the far less morally corrupt 1940s-50s, Youngest Daughter became pregnant out-of-wedlock when she was only 16 years-old, in 1959. After a disastrous marriage and divorce from first Baby-Daddy, Youngest Daughter found her second non-JW husband by breaking up his first marriage. Youngest Daughter did not get baptized until 1973 -- just before Armageddon occurred in October 1975. In the early 1960s, baptized Oldest Daughter did manage to graduate from college before then stupidly marrying a JW Immigrant whom she met at a NYC WatchTower Convention, but that incompatible marriage lasted only briefly. Oldest Daughter shortly thereafter began an affair with an elderly, married non-JW work supervisor, and she was eventually disfellowshiped after the local Body of Elders finally discovered that both Oldest Daughter and Anointed JW Matriarch had kept that first adulterous affair hidden from the congregation. Oldest Daughter thereafter began a relationship with and eventually married another much older non-JW.
Although all of JW Matriarch's grandchildren from children #2 through #5 sporadically attended the Kingdom Hall during their formative years, only three of Anointed JW Matriarch's multiple grandchildren ever became JWs, but none of the three are JWs now. None of Anointed JW Matriarch's great-grandchildren nor great-great-grandchildren ever became JWs.
Although known to be Anointed JW Matriarch's "favorite" child, her firstborn Son totally rejected not only his JW Mother's WatchTower faith, but even faith in God and the Bible. After graduating high school and attempting college in the early 1950s, Firstborn Son was drafted into the military, and volunteered as an airborne paratrooper. Afterwards, in the 1960s, Firstborn Son eventually settled his family about two hours drive from his JW Mother and siblings. However, over the following decades, Firstborn Son visited his JW Mother only infrequently, and then, only briefly.
The remainder of Anointed JW Matriarch's children married and lived locally. Anointed JW Matriarch's second oldest child, "Second Son", also never became a JW, although he occasionally attended meetings into his early 30s. Second Son earned a public reputation for sexual promiscuity during his teen years (1950s), and thereafter even into his senior years. Second Son gradually developed into a psycho-sociopath. Amongst many others, he was known to have propositioned his own mother-in-law early in his marriage, and later in life, he even propositioned at least two of his own daughters-in-law. Second Son was also believed to have occasionally engaged in sexual contact with both animals and other males during his adult years.
Third Son, ... , well let's just say that he is still living, and may eventually read this. Politely, Third Son also completely rejected his mother's WatchTower faith until the WatchTower Society forecast Armageddon for October 1975. Third Son and wife joined the JWs around 1973, but quickly became inactive as soon as it was apparent that 1975 was just another WatchTower false alarm. Third Son was eventually disfellowshipped after several years of inactivity -- for "adultery" Overall, Third Son was only slightly less "messed up" than was Second Son.
One day, about 12+ years after the death of "Anointed JW Matriarch", one of JW Matriarch's many grandsons mistakingly thought it time to reveal something that had long haunted him. Grandson revealed to Anointed JW Matriarch's Oldest Daughter -- by then a JW Pioneer -- that he had once been propositioned by Anointed JW Matriarch when he was a child.
Grandson related that when he was about 11 years old, he had spent the night at his grandparents' house. Sometime after everyone had gone to bed, and after he had fallen asleep, he was awakened and surprised by Anointed JW Matriarch crawling into bed with him. Anointed JW Matriarch, who reeked of wine, and who was dressed only in a bra and panties, snuggled up to him, and began relating an incident of fornication she had committed in her younger years. Grandson ignored Anointed JW Matriarch as much as possible, turned over and away from her, and pretended to go back to sleep. Drunken Anointed JW Matriarch soon fell asleep, and was gone by the morning.
Grandson also revealed to Oldest Daughter something else that he had never revealed to anyone. Even before he was old enough to enter grade school, he had begun to have the same nightmare that repeated itself until he was 8 or 9 years old. Even as a youngster, Grandson could never remember what about the nightmare so scared him, but only that "it" always occurred in his grandparents' bed.
JW Pioneer Oldest Daughter glared silently at Grandson as he revealed these "secrets". When he had finished, JW Pioneer Oldest Daughter proceeded to denounce Grandson as a "liar", and quickly departed in a "huff" -- never to raise the issue again, even after she did eventually start speaking to him again.
Grandson gradually repeated his "secrets" to some of his other non-JW relatives over the years. While not called a "liar" by the non-JWs, neither was there much of a reaction from them -- not even shock nor surprise. Time passed. Then, one day, Grandson not only told his "secrets" to the widow of "Second Son", but expressed his puzzlement as to why noone in the family had much of a reaction, except for JW Daughter's denunciation.
Second Son's Widow then told Grandson something that she had been keeping a secret since Second Son's death. Widow related that shortly before Second Son's gradual death, he revealed to her that his Mother, Anointed JW Matriarch, had regularly sexually molested him when he was a youngster. The molestation had even included full intercourse, which continued until Second Son reached puberty.
A clue had always been there. Anointed JW Matriarch's lifelong "pet name" for Second Son had been, "My Little Man".
JEHOVAH'S WITNESS INCEST. In the late 1970s, a family of Jehovah's Witnesses "NEEDGREATERS" moved from southern California to serve with the Mount Vernon, Kentucky Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Needgreaters are JW families who move to areas where there are few JWs, and the entire family door knocks 20-25 hours per week. Various family members -- parents and children -- thereafter regularly pioneered and regularly auxiliary pioneered for years. In the latter 1980s, the newlywed husband of the last daughter to marry from this JW Needgreater family discovered that his newlywed wife was no novice when it came to sexual matters. She eventually disclosed that she and her father had been regularly having sexual relations for years -- since she was a young teen -- and this allegedly was a family practice that had involved her older sister(s), and was allegedly practiced with the knowledge of the JW Mother. The newlywed JW Husband took this information to the Mount Vernon, Kentucky Body of Elders. Incestuous JW Father, who was then a Ministerial Servant, Literature Servant, and Pioneer, reportedly lost all his "privileges" in the congregation, and was "publicly reproved", but without the reason(s) for such being publicly disclosed to the other members of the congregation. In fact, inquiring members were told that Incestuous JW Father had been co-mingling funds while acting as Literature Servant. Shortly thereafter, Incestuous JW Father and Mother relocated themselves and their residential carpet cleaning business to Corbin, Kentucky -- a small southeastern Kentucky city only 40 miles away. No report was ever made to California nor Kentucky authorities, despite the fact that in succeeding years that numerous JW Elders in neighboring southeastern Kentucky congregations were told of this criminal scenario.
That was not the last time that the Elders at the Mount Vernon, Kentucky Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, not only failed to report the sexual assault of a minor to local and state law enforcement, but intentionally conspired to conceal such from all authorities. In 1998, the JW Wife of one of Elder Gary Kerr's former employees informed Elder Kerr that she had just caught her JW Husband carrying on a sexual affair with the 13 year-old granddaughter of Gary Kerr's elderly, widowed neighbor. JW Wife informed Elder Kerr that she had already contacted Kerr's elderly neighbor about the illegal sexual affair. Assuming that "super elder" Gary Kerr followed WatchTower SOP for such a situation, Kerr would have immediately contacted WatchTower Legal via telephone for instructions, and would have contacted other local JW Elders thereafter. Although having no reason to do so, Elder Gary Kerr then went to the home of his elderly, widowed neighbor, and fully discussed the matter. Only WatchTower Legal and local JW Elders know what Elder Kerr said to his neighbor, but the end result of their meeting was that the victim's GrandMother agreed that she would not report the sexual assault of her 13 year-old Granddaughter to anyone. Super elder Gary Kerr's work was not completed. Gary Kerr then met with other JWs to whom JW Wife had spoken about the affair, and counseled them not to speak further about the matter so as to "not bring reproach on Jehovah's name". The entire matter was resolved when Gary Kerr's 13 year-old neighbor was relocated out of town to another relative's home, and JW Husband was eventually "privately reproved" after the local BOE was confident that the matter had been successfully covered up.
KENTUCKY v. DANIEL MUDGE was a 2006-7 Kentucky criminal court case which involved Daniel Scott Mudge, age 25, of Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County, Kentucky. Given that Daniel S. Mudge is the son of prominent Jehovah's Witness Elder, Donald Mudge, a/k/a Don Mudge, whose status as a Jehovah's Witness Presiding Overseer and Special Pioneer has been featured in multiple media articles in New York as well as Kentucky, including one that indicated that he and his son were "partners" in Super Clean Carpets Inc., it is likely that Dan Mudge was also a JW Elder at the time. Notably, no mention was made of Mudge's status as a Jehovah's Witness Minister in the local media's extremely abbreviated coverage of this criminal matter. (A now-retired prominent local JW Elder may still have been employed at the time by the entity that reports/controls news for that area.) In June 2006, the married-with-child Daniel Mudge traveled to an adjacent county to meet a 15 year-old female for sex. Mudge was highly disappointed when he was met by law enforcement officers, who informed him that he had been communicating via computer with a police sting operation. In January 2007, Mudge pleaded guilty to charges of criminal attempt to unlawfully transact with a minor under 16, and distribution of obscene matter to a minor (certain photos of himself). Mudge was sentenced to five years in prison, but did not serve the entire sentence. Notably, Dan Mudge had served only one day in local jail prior to prison sentencing, which indicates that someone hurried to bail him out of jail when he was initially arrested.
KENTUCKY v. GEORGE VERNON was a 1992-3 Kentucky criminal court case involving a Jehovah's Witness Elder or MS named George Vernon, of the London, Kentucky Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, in Laurel County, Kentucky. In the late 1980s, George Vernon befriended the three children (two boys and a girl) of a single JW Mother (an elementary schoolteacher) in the London congregation, supposedly due to there being no fatherly presence. At some point thereafter, one or more of the children told the JW Mother that Vernon was touching them inappropriately. The JW Mother reported this to the local Elders, but Vernon denied such. When the Elders told JW Mother that Vernon had denied such, and no more could be done, JW Mother mentioned reporting such to the local police. However, the Elders warned JW Mother that she could be disfellowshipped (excommunicated) for defaming Vernon. Thereafter, JW Mother and family were allegedly "marked" and shunned within the congregation. Much later, the "touching" was reported to a school authority by one of the children. The school dutifully reported the matter to the police, who investigated and charged Vernon. The local Prosecutor thought that he had a slam-dunk case. That was, until the trial. The Prosecutor got little if any cooperation from anyone other than the victims and their mother. Each session, the seats behind Vernon were packed with local JWs supporting him; with the seats behind the victims being nearly empty. Vernon was ultimately convicted on a lesser charge that resulted in only one year in county jail. Afterwards, the Prosecutor naively sent a futile letter to the WatchTower Society outlining the injustices at the hands of the local JWs that had occurred during the investigation and prosecution, along with his disgust.
KENTUCKY v. THOMAS DEWAYNE STRATTON was a 2010-11 Kentucky criminal court case. Thomas D. Stratton, age 37, of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, was indicted by a Mercer County Grand Jury, in November 2010, on the charge of first-degree sexual abuse, for allegedly subjecting a girl under the age of 12 to sexual contact, between January and June of 2010 (rumored to have been Stratton's step-daughter). In July 2011, in what was probably a plea deal, Thomas Stratton was sentenced to four years in prison on the amended charge of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. Apparently, noone had bailed Stratton out of county jail given that he received credit for 266 days served.
SOUTH CAROLINA v. CLIFTON REED JR was a 2008-09 South Carolina criminal court case which involved an African-American male Jehovah's Witness, named Clifton Reed Jr., aka Reed Clifton Jr., then age 28, who apparently was originally from the New York City area, and whom may currently be living in NYC, or elsewhere. In February 2008, Clifton Reed was arrested on charges of Obscene/Criminal Solicitation of a Minor. Interestingly, Reed had made the acquaintance of a 14 year-old female minor while attending a Jehovah's Witnesses "Get-Together" held in Charleston, South Carolina, which had been held two months earlier back during the Christmas - New Years holidays. Thereafter, the 27 year-old Reed began communicating with the 14 year-old teenager via text, telephone, and social media. Those communications rapidly evolved into solicitations for sex with the minor. The teenager reported the inappropriate communications to her JW Parents, who in turn reported Reed to local police. Clifton Reed was convicted in March 2009, and apparently served an unknown short jail or prison term. Clifton Reed Jr. is supposed to be a registered sex offender, but his current residence is unknown.
OKLAHOMA v. STACEY GARRETT BEGAY and OKLAHOMA v. TERRY D. BEGAY were related but separate 2011-14 Oklahoma criminal court prosecutions. In April 2011, Tahlequah, Oklahoma police rushed to the rental home of Stacey Begay, age 46, and Terry Begay, age 46, after neighbors reported gunfire. There, Tahlequah police discovered that Terry Begay had fired a 9mm pistol four times at her husband, Stacey Begay, and once at the couple's adopted 16 year-old daughter, Christina Begay. Noone was struck by the gunshots -- although four bullet holes were found in the walls, and a fifth found in a couch. Terry Begay told police that she had returned home and discovered her husband and her adopted daughter engaging in sexual activity in the daughter's bedroom. Stacey Begay was arrested on child abuse charges, while Terry D. Begay was arrested on multiple assault charges.
Stacey Begay and Christina Begay both provided written statements to investigators admitting to having had a sexual relationship for about five months. For unknown reasons, the local Cherokee County Prosecutor dropped the assault charges against former police officer and local Cherokee tribe member Terry Begay and gave her immunity in exchange for her testifying against the self-confessed (Nevada Shoshone tribe member) Stacey Begay. However, during the September 2012 trial, Terry Begay refused to uphold her side of the bargain. At the September 2012 trial of Stacey Begay, not only did Terry Begay refuse to testify against her husband, but Stacey Begay even recanted his earlier confession, and claimed that he did not remember making the confession, and that he had signed the confession while in a "zombie state", while on unspecified "medication". Despite such, Stacey Garratt Begay was convicted by a jury of his peers. In November 2012, Stacey G. Begay was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Interestingly, three members -- probably the "Elders" -- of the Tahlequah, Oklahoma Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses submitted positive "character" statements to the court on behalf of Stacey Begay. According to the pre-sentence report, Stacey G. Begay asked the court to consider his plea for parole so that "I can keep on doing Jehovahs will."
After Stacey Begay was convicted, Christina Begay began to publicly proclaim that police and prosecutors had forced her and her father to say they had been having sex for several months. She also claimed the DA threatened her and prevented her from testifying on her fathers behalf. She said she was determined to bring the truth to light that her father was innocent. Christina Begay eventually testified to the trial judge that her father never touched her or did anything wrong, and said that they both had tried to tell authorities the truth when Stacey and Terry Begay were first arrested. The trial judge then ordered a new trial for Stacey Begay.
However, at that second trial, the prosecutor submitted DNA test results which proved that Christina's baby -- born in December 2011 -- belonged to Stacey Begay. (Why did this not occur in first trial?) Stacey Begay was convicted a second time, and his sentence was increased to 37 years in prison, of which 85% must be served.
In October 2012, Terry D. Begay was charged with perjury. In January 2014, those charges were dropped -- reportedly due to Begay's "ongoing medical evaluations" -- in exchange for Terry Begay agreeing to pay the court costs.
COLORADO v. ZURI-KYE LATIFBAY McGHEE and COLORADO v. SOLEDAD McGHEE (Outcome unknown.) were related 2005-06 Colorado state SERIAL CHILD MOLESTER prosecutions. Appeal denied by Colorado Supreme Court in 2010. In August 2006, Zuri-Kye Latifbay McGhee, of Aurora, Colorado, was convicted of 63 sexual assault related charges involving 18 boys and one girl between the ages of 9 and 16, from 2000 until his arrest in July 2005. McGhee was sentenced to 508 years, and barring a miracle, he will never be released from prison.
Zuri McGhee, age 32, was an effeminate African-American male, WHO WITH THE HELP OF HIS MOTHER, Soledad McGhee, age 54, posed as an early-teens male in order to make the acquaintance of, and entrap, his young victims. Zuri McGhee dressed like a teenager, rode bikes and skateboards, played video games, hosted sleepovers at his own apartment, and hosted parties at motel rooms. He even once dressed up like Michael Jackson during Halloween. Soledad McGhee allegedly also introduced her son to two families with young boys, and even would drive her adult son to overnight sleepovers at the home of child victims. Soledad McGhee was herself also charged with 4 counts of sexual assault.
NEW MEXICO v. ZURI-KYE LATIFBAY McGHEE was a previous 1998 CHILD MOLESTATION prosecution. Prior to relocating to Aurora, Colorado, in April 1999, McGhee was charged with 23 counts of "criminal sexual contact with a minor" in his hometown of Roswell, New Mexico. Those charges involved 6 youthful victims. However, the Roswell Prosecutor allowed McGhee to plead guilty to "contributing to the delinquency of a minor", and McGhee served less than 11 months in jail, and came out with no sex offender record. This is why some Prosecutors will also serve time in HELL.
At the Colorado trial, McGhee's defense attorney attempted to use the "Jehovah's Witness Defense", but the jury did not buy into such. McGhee's attorney claimed that McGhee was a "lost soul" who had been psychologically and emotionally damaged by his upbringing as a Jehovah's Witness. McGhee's unidentified older sister confirmed to reporters that they both had been reared as JWs by Soledad McGhee back in Roswell, NM. The sister even told reporters that when her ex-husband learned that McGhee was relocating to Aurora to live with her, that the (JW?) ex-husband filed a restraining order to keep McGhee away from HIS KIDS.
WASHINGTON v. JASCHA GABRIEL KOZELISKY was a 2002 state of Washington criminal case. According to state records, Jascha G. Kozelisky was convicted (possibly a plea bargain) of fourth-degree assault in 2002. Reportedly, Kozelisky had assaulted (non-sexual) a young female child. (Some former members of Josh Kozelisky's congregation have publicly alleged that the "original" charge/investigation was "sexually-related".)
TEXAS v. ROBERT ALLEN LEE was a 1992-1997 Texas criminal court case. Robert Lee is a lifelong registered sex offender who currently resides in Roberts County, Miami, Texas. In February 1993, Robert A. Lee, then age 43, was indicted for aggravated sexual contact with a 13 year-old female. Pursuant to a plea bargain agreement, Robert Lee pleaded guilty to the reduced offense of sexual assault. Lee was sentenced to 10 years in prison, probated for 8 years, and a small fine. Bob Lee was released from prison in April 1995 under multiple terms of probation, including that he have no contact with anyone under the age of 18.
In June 1995, Lee reported to his probation officer that he was spending two days per week in field service activity. Lee stated that he was going door-to-door in residential neighborhoods and "witnessing" as a Jehovah's Witness, along with other members of his JW congregation. Lee refused to identify the neighborhoods; refused to specifically define "witnessing", and refused to identify the JWs who accompanied him. Lee's probation officer concluded that through these activities Lee could come into contact with children in violation of a condition of his probation. Upon receiving the probation officer's report, the trial court conducted a hearing and ordered Lee to stop witnessing door-to-door. However, Lee was told that he could continue "witnessing" in places where there were no children, such as nursing homes.
Lee supposedly stopped witnessing door-to-door, but began witnessing by telephone. Lee's probation officer then became concerned that Lee might be telephoning children. In July 1995, Lee refused to answer questions whether he was having contact with children, and Lee also refused to answer questions about his telephone witnessing activities -- contending that his "witnessing" was none of the probation officer's business. For those, and other probation violations, Lee's probation was revoked, and he was sentenced to 7 years in prison. On Lee's appeal, the Texas Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's sentence, stating in part:
In applying the three Simpson factors for determining whether probationary conditions are valid to a determination of whether [probation officer's] questions were valid, we note that [probation officer's] questions regarding appellant's religious activities, although probably poorly phrased, were directly related to the crime of sexual assault, were directly related to criminal conduct, were designed to prohibit conduct that was reasonably related to future episodes of sexual assault, and served the statutory ends of probation that appellant successfully complete his probation without committing further acts of sexual assault. [Probation officer] was attempting to determine whether appellant was complying with the condition of his probation prohibiting contact with minors. Restricting a sex offender's right to roam residential neighborhoods and telephone strangers contributes significantly both to the rehabilitation of the convicted person and to the protection of society.
In applying Simpson's analysis of this issue to our case, we note that [probation officer's] questions did not relegate to a nonjudicial officer the unrestricted right to make appellant's religious decisions, were not subjective and ambiguous, and did not exceed the diminished expectation of privacy of a probationer allowed to remain at conditional liberty after conviction of a crime. Any convicted sex offender can expect questions from his probation officer regarding his or her contact with minors, even if this contact is made in connection with "religious activities." ... ...
In applying the Macias factors to [probation officer's] questions, we note that [probation officer's] questions were reasonably related to the purposes of probation because they were designed to provide [probation officer] with information necessary to determine whether appellant was contacting minors in violation of a condition of his probation. [Probation officer's] questions also advanced the probationary purposes of protecting society from the wanderings of a sex offender and deterring appellant from using his religious activities as a means for finding potential victims. We conclude that application of the analyses of both Simpson and Macias to this case leads to the reasonable conclusion that [probation officer's] questions were not unduly intrusive into appellant's religious freedom.
VIRGINIA v. PAUL SUTHERLAND was a 2011-12 Virginia criminal court case. In April 2012, Paul Sutherland, age 46, of Lebanon, Virginia, pleaded guilty to 15 counts of carnal knowledge of a minor and three counts of forcible sodomy related to his having sexually molested his youngest daughter over a lengthy period of time. In May 2012, Sutherland was sentenced to 90 years in state prison, of which, 45 years must be served. Two to four local JWs reportedly testified on Sutherland's behalf during the sentencing phase of the trial.
Local JW leaders attempted to claim that Sutherland was merely a recent convert, whose recent conversion led him to ceasing the molestation. However, other locals have alleged that Sutherland's wife and other family members were longtime Jehovah's Witnesses, and that Suherland had "been around" the WatchTower religion for several years. Interestingly, they also allege that the molestation had continued throughout Sutherland's "conversion", and for eight months thereafter, until the molestation was finally made public after Sutherland and his wife separated -- possibly after JW Wife discovered that Sutherland had a girlfriend on the side.
MISSOURI v. JIM MAZUR was a 2005-07 Missouri state criminal court case. In June 2005, Jim N. Mazur, then age 63, who then lived in Missouri Valley, Iowa, was charged in Taney County (Branson), Missouri with statutory sodomy relating to the February 2005 molestation of his 7 year-old granddaughter while he and his wife, Bonnie Mazur, visited overnight at the home of a son living in Branson. In June 2007, Mazur pleaded guilty to an amended charge of first degree child molestation, and was sentenced to five years in state prison. Mazur served less than his full sentence. After Mazur's release on bond after arrest, and until time of trial, Mazur allegedly lived with Jehovah's Witness in-laws in Blair, Nebraska -- allegedly a JW Elder and Elderette. This court case was submitted by a tipster who alleges that Jim Mazur was a longtime JW Elder (for several years the Presiding Overseer at the Fort Scott Kansas Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses) who is a member of a large extended, multi-generation family of Jehovah's Witnesses (including family names other than Mazur) who have held prominent Elder and Presiding Overseer positions in Jehovah's Witness Congregations and WatchTower circuits located in Missouri, California, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and possibly other western states. A second tipster insider alleges that this large, extended MAZUR Family of prominent JW Elders and JW COBEs has multiple secret alcoholics and multiple secret child molesters which has resulted in many of the family's children being "messed up" as adults, plus alleges that there even has been at least one suicide by a family incest victim. Additional documented info welcomed.
CALIFORNIA v. JASON GLENN HALVERSON was a 2002 California appellate court case which affirmed the 2001 conviction of Jason G. Halverson on the charges of "sexual battery" and "assault with the intent to commit rape" for which Halverson was sentenced to two years in prison. This conviction related to 26 year-old Jason Halverson's April 2000 sexual assault on an 18 year-old LOWES co-worker at her apartment during her lunch break. Halverson apparently followed his co-worker home and made up an excuse to enter her apartment. There, Halverson repeatedly fondled her, and forced her to fondle him. The non-JW female reported the sexual assault to LOWES management as soon as she returned to work, and thereafter to local police.
CALIFORNIA JEHOVAH'S WITNESS RAPIST. In 1995 and 1996, an early 20s age Married JW Male reportedly sexually assaulted two different teenage fellow Jehovah's Witness females living in Riverside, California , but he was never prosecuted for those specific crimes. Married JW Male was eventually convicted of sexually assaulting a youthful non-JW coworker in the early 2000s, and served a short prison term, after that non-JW Victim reported his assault to the authorities.
JW Teen #1 alleged that in 1995, when she was only 14 years-old, that Married JW Male, who occasionally worked for her JW Father, unexpectedly came to her home, while she home-alone, and persuaded her to go with him to his home to see his new pet birds. After showing JW Teen his pet birds, Married JW Male allegedly showed JW Teen his other "bird", and forced her to perform oral sex on him. JW Teen #1 claimed that she did not tell anyone about that first incident because she was afraid she would be disfellowshipped, and that it would break up Married JW Male's marriage.
JW Teen alleged that Married JW Male continued to come to her home when her parents weren't there, but she would not let him inside. JW Teen #1 further alleged that, in August 1996, on a day when she was again home alone, and while she had been smoking marijuana and drinking wine, that Married JW Male entered her home through an unlocked door. Married JW Male and JW Teen ended up performing oral sex on each other.
JW Teen #1 has publicly stated that she EVENTUALLY confessed the events to her local Jehovah's Witness Elders, and that it was only SOMETIME THEREAFTER that she reported the alleged sexual assaults to the local police.
JW Teen #2 publicly alleged that she was also sexually assaulted by that very same early 20s aged Married JW Male during the same time period that he sexually assaulted JW Teen #1. JW Teen #2 alleges that around 1995/6, when she was 15 years-old, that she attended a pool-party "get-together" at the home of a fellow Jehovah's Witness, which was also attended by Married JW Male and his JW Wife. JW Teen alleges that that JW Wife left the party at some point. JW Teen claims that when the other partying JWs eventually went inside to eat, that Married JW Male got into the jacuzzi with her. Married JW Male allegedly proceeded to fondle her. He also allegedly forced her to masturbate him. JW Teen #2 eventually told her Psychologist about the sexual assault, who encouraged that such be reported to the police. Again, Married JW Male was never prosecuted.
It was not until the early 2000s that these two former Jehovah's Witness Females took the witness stand and told their stories during Married JW Male's later prosecution and conviction for having sexually assaulted a youthful non-JW co-worker. Does anyone else suspect that there is more to these accounts, and that the lack of the two earlier prosecutions were not the fault of the local police or the local Prosecutor's office? Me suspects that the local JW Elders did not become anxious to nail Married JW Male until after he was disfellowshipped after being publicly charged for sexual assault by his non-JW co-worker.
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