By Jack Ryan
Western Mail (Wales, UK), Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - FRONT PAGE
An elder member of a Jehovah’s Witness congregation subjected a girl to years of sexual abuse, a court has heard.
Thomas Brian Jenkins, 74, appeared at Merthyr Crown Court on Monday charged with 20 counts of indecent assault against a girl in the 1970s.
The alleged abuse began when the girl was 12 years old and continued until she was 14.
Jenkins, of Landor Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, denies indecently assaulting the girl by touching her genitals on “dozens of occasions".
Opening the case for the prosecution, Timothy Evans said the abuse began shortly after the girl moved to a village in Powys with her family, who were Jehovah’s Witnesses, and became involved with the local congregation.
Mr Evans said Jenkins, an elder member of the congregation, would take the girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, and her older brother out in a car to knock on people’s doors.
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Jehovah's Witness denies 20 historic sex attack charges
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