Authorities: Jehovah's Witnesses didn't report child sex abuse involving congregation members

By RANDALL CHASE  Associated Press, August 05, 2015 - 3:04 pm EDT

DOVER, Delaware — The Delaware attorney general's office is suing a Jehovah's Witnesses congregation in Sussex County, claiming that elders failed to report an unlawful sexual relationship between a woman and a 14-year-old boy, both of whom were congregation members.

After speaking with attorneys this week, a New Castle County Superior Court judge scheduled oral arguments in the civil action against the Laurel congregation for Nov. 9.

Under Delaware law, any person, agency, organization or entity who knows or in good faith suspects  . . .

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