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Rep. Cathy Dahlquist voices view of Sound Doctrine Church assistant pastor Malcolm Fraser guilty verdict

June 3, 2013 · 2:56 PM

As a state representative, I follow the issues impacting the 31st District closely. In this case, letting the judicial process, which is independent of the legislative process, move forward was the proper course for all involved.

There was a constant campaign through the Sound Doctrine Church to pressure me into using my role as a state representative to get involved and choose sides. When we have such an allegation that has far-reaching impacts to both the accused and the accuser, I believe allowing the judge and jury to come to conclusions based on the evidence presented is how the system should work.

I give credit to law enforcement, who take such matters seriously and proceed with the utmost professionalism, and to the local paper that reported the proceedings in a fair and impartial manner.

Cathy Dahlquist

State Representative

31st Legislative District

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