Jesus Military accused of overlaying up abuse in a leaked report

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The center of Jesus Army in Northampton

A report leaked to the BBC claims that the abuse of women and children in the now defunct Jesus Army has been covered up by senior members of the organization.

The Jesus army was disbanded in May last year after six people from the controversial Church were convicted this month of attacking former members between the 1970s and 1990s.

A total of 10 people from the Jesus Army were convicted of sex offenses.

At the time of the resolution, the trustees apologized for the abuse and announced the introduction of a "listening and reparation system" to be monitored by the Jesus Fellowship Community Trust (JFCT).

The BBC leaked report was based on the results of a review by an independent investigator who accused five senior executives of "inaction".

The review referred to a culture of "victimization" and "reinstatement of disgraced leaders" and claimed that the inaction of senior leaders allowed a convicted pedophile to "remain at risk within a community budget until 2016 than that." Social services threatened with measures ".

The review recommended that further investigation into possible sexual, spiritual, and financial abuse and "inappropriate punishment" of children be carried out.

In response to the article, JFCT said it could not comment on the results of the review, but reported the leak to the information commissioner's office for violating the Data Protection Act and confidentiality of those involved in the investigation.

The trust said it planned to publish a summary of the results in due course.

"The purpose of the investigation was originally intended to be part of a disciplinary process that should give the five respondents an opportunity to provide their own response to the results of the investigation," said a statement.

"You have not had a chance to respond to the summary results, but JFCT believes it is right that the results of the investigation be properly and lawfully communicated, as intended from the start."

The trustees repeated their apologies to the victims.

"The Trustees repeat our sincere apologies, as we have done before, to those who have been injured as a result of acts or inaction by members of the Church," they said.

"The JFCT trustees recognize the trauma of victims and those who have had negative experiences with the Church.

"JFCT continues to work with victims to contribute to closure and compensation through the establishment of a legal protection system and in other ways."

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