Two newspaper articles were published in The Age on 23 September 2013 by Chris Johnston, Senior Writer.
Sect leader to face 12 child sex counts
A Fairfax Media investigation has established senior members of the sect knew of the allegations yet promoted him, in 1991, to the senior position of ”worker”, or minister – meaning he was travelling throughout Victoria and Tasmania and staying in family homes as a ”missionary”.
Friends and enemies, truth and lies
They have no churches or headquarters, no written policies or doctrines. But this secretive Victorian-based religious sect is again in the spotlight for sexually abusing its own child members.
New Content: A concerned couple from Texas wrote to 43 overseers and several elders regarding child sexual abuse and sexual immorality among friends and workers:
Letter from USA Friends to Overseers and Elders – August 2013
New Content: WINGS is focused on child sexual abuse but we are deeply concerned about every type of abuse to children.
Several readers have asked for information related to child physical abuse (CPA), emotional abuse and neglect, so we’ve added a number of useful links here: