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Sexual Abuse Claims Against Jehovah’s Witness Congregation

Two women are suing a Jehovah's Witness congregation in Bellows Falls, Vermont, saying they were sexually abused by a church official.

Two women are suing a Jehovah's Witness congregation in Vermont, saying they were sexually abused by a church official.

Miranda Lewis says she and her sister, Anessa, were molested as little girls in the 1990s at the Jehovah's Witness Church in Bellows Falls.

The sisters allege a ministerial servant named Norton True repeatedly abused them and that the church was more concerned with protecting its image than the kids.

Their legal team previously won tens of millions of dollars from Vermont's Catholic Diocese through a series of other sexual abuse lawsuits.

Miranda sued in state court. Her sister filed suit in federal court.

They want punitive and compensatory damages and legal fees.

A spokesperson for the Jehovah's Witnesses did not respond to a request for comment.

NECN affiliate WPTZ reached True by phone in Maine. He told the station he had nothing to say.

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