Lawsuit Accuses Delaware Church of Hiding Child Sex Abuse

By James Dawson
Delaware Public Media
August 5, 2015

The Delaware Attorney Generalís office is suing a Laurel Jehovahís Witness congregation, saying its leaders covered up a child sexual abuse case.

According to civil court documents, leaders of the Laurel Delaware Congregation of Jehovahís Witnesses did not report a sexual relationship between a teenage boy and Katheryn Harris Carmean White Ė both members of the church.

White admitted having sex with the boy to congregation elders in January of 2013. Leaders learned of the relationship a few days beforehand, but didnít report it as required by law.

She was convicted in November of that year and sentenced to six years in prison.

State officials are seeking up to $30,000 from the three defendants through a jury trial.








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