Inside the Courtroom | Sound Doctrine pastor Malcolm Fraser receives 20 year sentence | Update

Judge Lori K.Smith sentenced Malcolm Fraser to 20 years in prison with a minimum of 18 years before parole can be considered.

UPDATE: Judge Lori K.Smith sentenced Malcolm Fraser to 20 years in prison with a minimum of 18 years before parole can be considered.

Fraser, a pastor at the Sound Doctrine Church in Enumclaw was convicted of two counts of first degree child rape and two counts of first degree molestation May 29.

The crimes were committed between 2005 and 2006 against an 11-year-old girl living in Enumclaw with her parents. Fraser and his wife, Julie, who is deaf, were living in the family’s home when the crimes occurred.

Prosecutors referred to the sentence as indeterminate to life, which means before release, even after serving a sentence, a sex offender must convince a parole board he is no longer a threat to offend.

The sentencing range for the rape charge was 240-318 months, which is 20-26 years, and 149-198 months, 12-16 years for the molestation.

The judge sentenced Fraser to 20 years for each of the two child rape charges and 12 years for each of the molestation charges. The sentence is to be served concurrently, which means he is serving 20 years with 10 percent off for good behavior, two years.

The judge also imposed a lifetime no contact order on Fraser regarding the young woman who was the victim in the case.

The judge did allow other parents to let their children have contact with Fraser with supervision and the parents being made aware of the crimes. Some of the Sound Doctrine members and Fraser requested their children be allowed to have contact with Fraser during the sentencing hearing.

Fraser has no children of his own according to court records.

Fraser is 41 years old.

 

Inside the court

8:45 a.m.

Malcolm Fraser has entered the courtroom through the jail door and is awaiting Judge Lori K. Smith for sentencing for his conviction on two counts of first degree child rape and two counts of first degree molestation. Fraser is dressed in an orange jump suit with a waist shackle and hand cuffs.

8:48 a.m.

Judge Smith enters.

Melanie Thomas speaks for family. She thanks the prosecution and voices concerns over information on enumclaw.com, a media website operated by Sound Doctrine, concerning the case.

Sound Doctrine members are present including Fraser’s wife, Julie.

• A number of Sound Doctrine members speak.

Fraser’s wife, Julie, speaks through an American Sign Language interpreter attesting to Fraser’s innocence. She crying and asks the judge to impose the minimum sentence.

Other members say this is a hate crime against Sound Doctrine church.

Fraser

Fraser spoke for about 20 minutes. He continued to maintain his innocence.

 

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