In 1995, a Scientologist was convicted of sexually molesting his young
stepdaughters. His wife stated, under oath, that the "Church" of Scientology
ordered her not to report it.
This site is not affiliated with the Church of Scientology.
This document shows which federal laws the Church of Scientology has broken by counseling the mother to not report the molestation of her children to the police. Several former Scientologists have stated that it is official Scientology policy to handle all legal matters through the church rather than through the police and secular courts. I am currently attempting to locate this policy; as soon as I find it, I shall quote the relevant sections of it in these Web pages.
Please note that I am not a lawyer, but these sections of the US Code appeared (to me) to have relevance in this matter.
The information on this page consists of excerpts from the United States Code, Title 18 (Crimes and Criminal Procedure), Part I (Crimes). Links to the full text at Cornell Law School are given with each excerpt.
(3) hinder, delay, or prevent the communication to a law enforcement officer or judge of the United States of information relating to the commission or possible commission of a Federal offense or a violation of conditions of probation, parole, or release pending judicial proceedings; shall be fined not more than $250,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.