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Black Collar Crime: Evangelical Pastor Rose Amadasun Gets Probation for Beating Church Children With a Belt and Wires

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Rose Amadasun, pastor of Shine Forth Evangelistic Ministry (no web presence) in London, England, received probation for beating church children with a belt and wires.

The Croydon Guardian reports:

A South Norwood pastor who would blindfold children before hitting them with belts and wires has avoided jail.

Rose Amadasun, 49, of Beauchamp Road, was sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months at Croydon Crown Court on August 9.

She had admitted five counts of child cruelty at a previous hearing.

On Saturday, August 2, 2015 police were called by the manager of South Norwood Leisure Centre stating that two members of the public had informed her they had witnessed the female leader of a church group hitting children with a belt.

Officers spoke to the members of the public who stated they had seen a group of children being assaulted by a woman with a belt and shouting “Jesus” as she did so.

An investigation by detectives from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command revealed that Amadasun had been abusing children she came into contact with through her work for a number of years.

As well as blindfolding the children and beating them, she was found to also shake them when they made a noise and force them to fast for a number of days at a time.


Detective Constable Giles Weeden, the investigating officer, said: “This was a complex enquiry that was often met with resistance as the congregation closed ranks to protect their religious leader.



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    It takes one sick puppy preacher to blindfold and whip but she had the authority of Jeeeeezus! Shake those little devils till they shut up!
    No matter how obvious the abuse/sickness is, the congregation gathers around the pastor as if she was the abused one and not innocent children. Christianity has a slightly higher calling than bullyism, than sociopathic bipeds, you say?
    Dunno, sure doesn’t seem like it.
    (Oh, wait…. Rose Amadasun wasn’t DOING CHRISTIANITY RIGHT! You can’t blame Christianity for sick preachers and congregations that enable them.
    No? I can’t? Watch me.)

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    SMH. This sounds more like BDSM than a church service! There are just SO MANY things wrong with this, I don’t know where to begin! She should have gotten jail time, and if the parents of these children consented to allow this, that’s a problem too. And if they were unaware, I’d get as far away from this church as possible and I’d begin legal proceedings to ensure this woman could NEVER be a pastor (I even cringe to call her that) again!

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        Yes, that is correct. I was being a bit “tongue-in-cheek”‘ the definition of which is “without really meaning what one is saying or writing”. I was attempting to demonstrate how completely absurd, indefensible and reprehensible this woman’s behavior toward these children was. I am certainly aware that this was NOTHING like BDSM, and meant no disrespect to those who engage in the practice of such.

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    Yulya Sevelova

    That this happened in England is because there is a strong Nigerian presence there. The churches in Africa that are based in Pentecostal theology do mistreat the children terribly. So thos women’s actions don’t surprise me. She really should have gone to jail.

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