Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Reverend Held after Churchgoers Claim He Spanked Them

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Reverend Held after Churchgoers Claim He Spanked Them

Article excerpt

Byline: Rashid Razaq

A CHURCH minister has been arrested over allegations that he persuaded members of his congregation to undress before spanking them.

The Rev Howard Curtis, 70, is alleged to have committed the assaults in the office of Coulsdon Christian Fellowship in Croydon.

The claims are believed to involve the practises of a movement called Christian Domestic Discipline, which involves men asserting authority over women through physical punishment, usually spanking.

Three people have lodged assault allegations against Mr Curtis, a senior minister who is believed to have been involved with the church for at least two decades.

The claims include that he asked women to strip in his office before spanking them. The assaults are alleged to have happened between 2006 and 2009.

Mr Curtis has been banned from unsupervised contact with children and forbidden from attending his church alone while police investigate allegations about his conduct. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.