Flowers obscure the identity of a woman who claimed Jehovah's Witness elders failed to protect her
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Jehovah's Witnesses to compensate woman over sex abuse

A woman who claimed Jehovah's Witness elders failed to protect her from sex abuse at the hands of a paedophile has won a six-figure payout.

The woman, now in her 20s, alleges she was sexually abused as a child in Loughborough, Leics, by Peter Stewart, who was a ministerial servant, or overseer, and who used his position to abuse her.

It is the first civil case in the UK of historical sexual abuse brought against the Christian-based religious movement.

The BBC's legal affairs correspondent Clive Coleman reports.

  • 19 Jun 2015
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