'I was abused for years by the Jehovah's Witnesses and I am not the only one'

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For three years almost every week the curtains closed in his bedroom. The door was locked. And then he was abused.

Dagblad Trouw is working on a series of stories about abuse by the Jehovah's Witnesses. One of those stories is about 'Mark' (pseudonym) from Groningen.

Seven years
He was abused from his seventh to tenth. By 'Wilbert' (pseudonym), a son of the head of the Jehovah church. To this day, almost thirty years later, he still waits for excuses from the perpetrator and the religious community.

When he was fifteen, he told his parents what happened. They inform the elders of the Jehovah's churches. But they do nothing. Also a confrontation with Wilbert does not yield any confession or apologies. The years that follow also prove fruitless.

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