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Hazel Dell woman files child sex abuse suit against Jehovah's Witnesses

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

The fourth in a series of child sex abuse civil lawsuits against Jehovah's Witnesses congregations around the country was filed in Washington state this week.

A now 39-year-old woman said she was abused starting at the age of 8 at the Hazel Dell Kingdom Hall on 109th Street.

The abuse, she alleged, went on for several years. The lawsuit alleges the abuse happened during church activities and bible studies that took place in the homes of elders of the congregation. Lawyers claim the church knew about the abuse but did not take action.

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