Siblings Sue Jehovah's Witnesses Over Alleged Child Sex Abuse
October 1, 2014. Hartford Courant. Connecticut.
Jehovah's Witness abuse attorneys understand that there are many morevictims out there, and a Hartford Courant report suggests the same.
"Three siblings allege in lawsuits that they were sexually abused by a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses organization when they were children living in New Haven.
The lawsuits, filed in New Haven Superior Court, allege that the siblings from the Almodovar family were sexually abused over a five-year period starting in 1988 by Orlando Afanador, a "ministerial servant." Their lawyers say it is the first lawsuits filed in Connecticut against the religious organization."
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Evelyn Selimaj, 30, (at left) of East Haven and her sister Sybelle Almodovar, 35, of North Guilford hold a photograph of themselves together with their brother Ferdinand Almodovar. (Patrick Raycraft)