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Paedophile ELDER.  Article dated 12 April 2020

Clifford Whiteley, 73, jailed for offences but court told church had refused to reveal details of what he told them


A Jehovah's Witnesses group refused to help police after a paedophile elder had confessed to them, a court heard.

Clifford Whiteley, 73, had admitted the child abuse to a West Midlands branch of the church after carrying out the attack more than ten years ago.

But a court heard the group allegedly refused to reveal details of that confession to police - citing data protection reasons.

After being arrested by police Whiteley initially denied his crimes, before saying: "My life is over now. Jehovah's Witnesses cannot lie. God will judge me."

Whiteley, of Ball Fields, Great Bridge, Tipton, was jailed for nine years at Birmingham Crown Court.

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He had previously pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a child and three other serious sexual offences.

Passing sentence, Judge Paul Farrer QC told him: "You used your religion to convince your victim she was complicit in your wrongdoing and, in that way, sought to silence her and, sadly, you succeeded for many years."

The court heard the victim had been brought up in the Jehovah's Witnesses while the defendant was an elder in a congregation in the West Midlands.

Kathryn Orchard, prosecuting, said the victim had tried to "blot out" the offences.

But after she revealed what had happened to her there was a meeting with church figures where Whiteley denied the allegations.

Miss Orchard said the Jehovah's Witnesses also launched its own investigation and the defendant had confessed.

But it was claimed when police later quizzed about the details of what Whiteley said, the group refused to reveal them.

Miss Orchard said the defendant had also not answered police questions.

The judge said the victim suffered severe psychological harm and that it was enduring.

Sharon Bailey, defending, said Whiteley had a number of health issues which would become more acute in time.

She said he had not been responsible for the Jehovah's Witnesses refusing to disclose his confession - a decision allegedly taken for data protection reasons.

So it continues. No cooperation with the police. Using Clergy-Penitent Privilege / 'Data Protection' as an excuse.  

It isn't going to change until Yahweh, through Yeshua / Jesus, judges the CCJW and it's Leaders.



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https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/jehovahs-witnesses-refused-reveal-details-18007120  Paedophile ELDER.  Article dated : 12 April 2020 Clifford Whiteley, 73, jailed for off

I guess the "love never fails" to protect the ones they love. And it sure isn't the victim they love. 

Who are the "righteous" elders at the UK JW Branch Office or NY JW.org headquarters that are sanctioning the behaviour of these committees. And we KNOW that these incidents are handled at the hig

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Who are the "righteous" elders at the UK JW Branch Office or NY JW.org headquarters that are sanctioning the behaviour of these committees.

And we KNOW that these incidents are handled at the highest levels within CCJW service and legal department.

True JW's need to vote with their donations and demand real change. Warwick will get the message FAST!

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But TTH says 'No one can disfellowship the GB'. And it has been proven that their Lawyers are dishonest.

Therefore any changes will have to be 'authorised' from much 'higher up'. 

May the God of Heaven and Earth show mercy to HIS true followers and bring in justice, truth and guidance soon.  I think cases such as this, and there are many more of them,  prove the need for a True Anointed to guide and protect Almighty God's people. 

As for the GB / CCJW maybe this applies :- Revelation 2. v 4 & 5

 Nevertheless, I hold this against you, that you have left the love you had at first. “‘Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first. If you do not, I will come to you, and I will remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.

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But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. 

But I fear that all those with 'power and authority' within CCJW will not listen, not even to God through Christ.



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10 hours ago, Julie Bayley said:

I knew this elder very well years ago Absolutely shocked to read this

@Julie Bayley maybe the reason you are shocked is because these things are kept hidden by the Elders in the congregations. I hope you are aware that this type of thing is happening Earthwide in the JW Org.

If you are not aware then I suggest you do a Google search for Jehovah's Witnesses Child Sexual Abuse.

You will be horrified at what you find out. 

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