Hello, Raz. I don't know about ABWE, but I do the SIM blog. Personally I have just been bogged down with events in my life and have been spending less time online. I have been wanting to write about the Prairie Bible Institute situation but keep putting it on the back burner. Meanwhile, I can say that the investigation that started this thread in the first place has ground to a complete halt. SIM lined up a team of independent investigators, but in the end their terms weren't acceptable to the victim. For example it came to light that they were going to have him sign a non-disclosure agreement at the interview. Also they never did say who was going to get the results of their investigation - whether they would be handed over to SIM directly and whether he would have access to the report. That question was never answered. So, the case was dropped and EVEN THOUGH THE PERPETRATOR ACTUALLY CONFESSED to hurting the victim, SIM has been more than happy to just end the investigation. Perp is still employed by SIM.
I have to wonder, if an abuser wants to confess and make it right with the victim, why would the mission advise them to keep quiet? I believe that is what happened in this case. Answer - it would bring to light the fact that one of their employees and dorm staff abused children, and they would not be able to control the flow of information.
All I have to say is, no matter what kind of shining credentials the "investigative team" has, any victim going into an investigation should have their own solid, professional support system lined up from the start. A trauma therapist, a lawyer who is on your side, who can act as your advocate, because the investigative team is not your advocate - at the best they are an impartial team, and at the worst they are on the side of the mission who is paying their bill.