Jury finds Enumclaw Sound Doctrine pastor Malcolm Fraser guilty of sex crimes against a child

Enumclaw Courier Herald, Washington/May 29, 2013

The jury returned its verdict late Wednesday morning in the case of accused Enumclaw Sound Doctrine pastor Malcolm Fraser, finding him guilty of sex crimes committed against a young girl.

Fraser had been charged with two counts of first-degree child rape and two counts of first-degree molestation. The case involved a girl who was 11 when the incidents took place; she is now 18. The incidents occurred in the girl's home, while Fraser was living with her family.

The jury found Fraser guilty on all counts.

After the verdict was read, Fraser used sign language to send a message to his wife. Members of Sound Doctrine Church, where Fraser is assistant pastor, sobbed at the reading of the verdict.

The trial, which played out at the Regional Justice Center in Kent, stretched out nearly two months. Closing arguments were delivered by both the prosecution and defense Tuesday.

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