Malcolm John Fraser, pastor at Enumclaw's Sound Doctrine Church, charged with first-degree rape of a child | King County Prosecutor

Malcolm John Fraser, the pastor of Enumclaw
Malcolm John Fraser, the pastor of Enumclaw's Sound Doctrine Church, was formally charged Thursday afternoon, March 22, with first-degree rape of a child.
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Malcolm John Fraser, the assistant pastor of Enumclaw's Sound Doctrine Church, was formally charged Thursday afternoon with first-degree rape of a child.

Fraser, 39, was arrested by Enumclaw police March 20 and will be arraigned April 5.

According to charging papers made public Thursday, Fraser is alleged to have had repeated sexual contacts with a girl during 2005 and 2006. While it was noted intercourse did not occur, other sex acts have been alleged. Papers filed by the King County Prosecutor's Office state that Fraser forced the young girl to engage in certain sex acts.

A "probable cause" statement issued by the Enumclaw Police Department said the issue was first brought to police attention March 12, when the EPD received a report from Child Protective Services. According to the police document, CPS said a youngster "had been molested by the assistant pastor of a local church during the time frame of 2005 to 2006." The girl is now 17.

An Enumclaw detective interviewed the teenager the afternoon of March 19 at the police station. She indicated Fraser had lived with her family from 2005 to 2006.

The victim alleges Fraser visited her room more than 20 times, after midnight, and touched her in an inappropriate manner. Fraser "would cover her mouth so she would keep quiet and not yell," according to the report. The victim said she attempted to fight, but Fraser would threaten to hurt the child or her mother. The victim said Fraser informed her she would go to hell if she told anyone what was occurring.

The afternoon of March 20, Fraser was arrested at the office of Winepress Publishing, 1730 Railroad St. in downtown Enumclaw. Sound Doctrine Church owns that business, as well as Salt Shaker Christian Bookstore, another downtown venture.

The report stated Fraser initially asked no questions and made no statements. He later said he wanted to cooperate with the investigations but would not speak to police without an attorney present.

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