Serial Child Predator JW Walks

Serial Child Predator JW Walks

A Jehovah’s Witness pedophile elder (called an “evil monster” by his own sister) was spared prison today.

Michael Porter, 38, of Barnet, north London, admitted to abusing his position of trust, and was convicted of 24 counts of indecent assault and gross indecency on children, including one on an 18-month-old baby.

“He abused dozens of children and even a baby. But he’s still free.”

JWs are discouraged from reporting abuse to police because they are told that all worldly authorities are ruled by Satan – what an interesting negative publicity control mechanism!

Within the organization, victims of abuse are told to subject themselves to the headship of men and elders, and that Jehovah-God will take care of the problem.

The Crown Prosecution Service was not prepared to comment at this stage, but it is understood police officers were disappointed that only four victims were prepared to make statements against Porter. One of the problems was that most of the victims were not prepared to make statements or give any kind of evidence.”

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ policies on sexual predators and abusers need reform. Discouraging victims from seeking help from “worldly authorities,” requiring two witnesses to the abuse before even internal investigating takes place, allowing known abusers to interact with children (unsupervised), not informing congregations of potential issues or problems when predators transfer to other congregations, not reporting criminal behavior to the police despite having no tradition of confession to back up a confidentiality clause – are these defensible positions for religious leaders to take?

Rick McLean, another JW pedophile, is on the US Marshalls Most Wanted List.

Over a five day period in February, 16 civil child sex abuse lawsuits against the Watchtower Society (the Jehovah’s Witness official organization) were quietly settled in three states (CA, TX and OR). The victims were bribed or coerced into signing ‘gag orders’ that prevent them from discussing the cases.

See Silent Lambs for more on this issue.


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  2. This is utterly unbelievable! I can’t begin to imagine the horror those children suffered. I can’t believe the children’s parents could simply stand by and be silent. What kind of power does this organization hold over its adherents? For Shame!!!

  3. “24 counts of indecent assault and gross indecency on children, including one on an 18-month-old baby” sure sounds like a pedophile to me.

    That doesn’t prevent him from being an abusive person across all ages.

    Or are you saying that the assaults were “indecent” in some other way? I’m sure there is a lot more to the story. Sorry if I’m reading anything into it that’s not there.

    If you have more information, would you elaborate?

  4. Simply amazing to me how the very thing preached and taught so vehemently can go ignored. It’s easy to see how the way the “Organization” is set up can lead to many many pitfalls for VICTIMS. I have lived with my disfellowshipping for over 8 years now and although I don’t have alot of answers I truly realize how the “Organization” doesn’t either.

    Some who read this will say, ” They never claimed to have all the answers”

    True, but they do claim to be the only “True” religion.

    They have the exact same problems as any other religion, and have wrong teachings just like other religions, although they’ll never admit it.

    Sounds like a double standard, two-faced or better yet… hypocrites.

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