Clearwater Police release reports from closed Scientology child sex abuse investigation - 2020-08-07
The Clearwater Police department has released its investigative reports about the "Jane Doe" allegations of sexual abuse as a kindergartner at Clearwater Academy and later, as an employee of the church, and it provides a depressing look into how difficult it can be for a law enforcement agency to probe the Church of Scientology.
Jane Doe told us that she was upset to learn that these documents would become public when she told us in May that she had been informed by Clearwater PD the case was not going to be prosecuted. She said she was especially not looking forward to what the Church of Scientology would do with this information. And we confirmed with Clearwater PD that the church was on the list of those who had requested copies of them.
So, before Scientology has a chance to smear Jane Doe, we wanted to give you a look at what actually happened when she came forward hoping for help from the police agency, and alleging years of horrific treatment by the church.