Jehovah's Witnesses claim to take a very strict position against pedophiles in their religion. Unfortunately, their policies (many of them secret) have served to protect pedophiles from the police or prevent their members from finding out when there is a pedophile in their congregation. There are also loopholes that have allowed many known pedophiles to be appointed to positions of responsibility.
Lawsuits have resulted and the Jehovah's Witnesses have recently settled some of these out of court. The victims were required to sign gag orders. Barbara Anderson has helped to uncover some fascinating and very disturbing information about this multimillion dollar settlement. She has compiled a CD with about 5000 pages of court documents that can be purchased at her website. She has also made available a nearly 100 page summary of these documents that can be downloaded for free at these links: Watchtower Documents, Freeminds Site, Danny Haszard's Site.
If you are a Jehovah's Witness, I plead with you to find out the truth about this. Your religion teaches a concept of community responsibility. If you support an organisation, you bear some responsibility for its sins. Willful ignorance is not an excuse.