More than 130 reports at the abuse reporting point Jehovah's Witnesses

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GRONINGEN - Foundation Reclaimed Voices has now received 138 reports about sexual abuse with the Jehovah's Witnesses. In December the counter was still at about eighty reports.

According to founder Frank Huiting from Groningen, this is still the tip of the iceberg. "These are very distressing cases that are known to us. This shows that it is really an urgent problem and that something really needs to be done, "says Huiting.

Most reports come from people who are no longer members of the faith community. People who are still members, according to Huiting, often dare not to go public about the abuse. Huiting: "We still want to encourage them to come out with their story, because that is very important."

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