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

Malcolm Fraser with defense Attorney Ann Carey after entering a not guilty plea in April 2012. Fraser was convicted on all counts May 29. - Photo by Dennis Box, The Courier-Herald
Malcolm Fraser with defense Attorney Ann Carey after entering a not guilty plea in April 2012. Fraser was convicted on all counts May 29.
— image credit: Photo by Dennis Box, The Courier-Herald

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.

This story will be updated.

 

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