The South Australian overseer (Wayne Deane) has advised his workers about Janke. He said that there was nothing to hide, but then went on to tell them that they should just tell people that Craig had returned to Queensland. If there were more questions, the workers could say that 'it related to children'.
He said that the matter had been dealt with correctly.
However some South Australian people are concerned that:
Deane initially tried to quash people's concerns when they approached him about Janke;
Deane is trying to hide the full facts;
Deane is aware of more than he has let on;
The matter was not dealt with correctly;
Janke should never have been transferred to South Australia and given a field with a lot of young people when his problems were known by both the Queensland and South Australian overseers;
Telling people to pray for Janke, but not mentioning prayers for those affected by Janke's behaviour, is wrong;
The clear impression was given that Janke might return to the work once the dust settles.
Janke is now visiting various families in Queensland, accompanied by the Queensland overseer Malcolm Clapham, apparently to apologise. At least one family has declined a visit from Janke+Clapham because neither the children nor the parents were comfortable with the thought of Janke visiting.
Background: Janke is known for obsessive photography of children and young adults, mostly but not exclusively males. He is also known for inappropriate/unpleasant/unwanted touching.
The Australian workers are more interested in the church reputation than in handling these matters consistent with modern standards.
The lack of agreed guidelines or p
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