Going to the police was the hardest thing: Amish woman sexually assaulted by her bishop fled the strict community
November 8, 2018
It was supposed to be a new start when Misty Griffin - just shy of 19 - went to live with the strict Amish community.
After an isolated childhood on a remote mountain farm – raised in Amish ways and dress since she was around aged six – Griffin was initially hopeful. However, her new community’s emphasis on forgiveness, she says, meant they allowed a convicted sex offender to live nearby and the way they dealt with molestation and rape was up to six weeks of ‘shunning,’ what they called placed in the Bann.
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