ENUMCLAW, Wash. - A local man was arrested and charged this week with repeatedly raping a 10-year-old girl while he was serving as the assistant pastor at an Enumclaw church.
Court documents filed by the King County Prosecutor's Office allege that Malcolm J. Fraser assaulted the girl over a period of several months in 2005 and 2006, when Fraser was 32 and the girl was 10.
The accusations came to light Monday when the girl, now 17, came forward and told Enumclaw police that Fraser had sexually abused her a number of times while he and his wife were staying with her family from 2005 to 2006, court documents say.
During that time Fraser was an assistant pastor at the small, nondenominational Sound Doctrine Church in Enumclaw. It was not immediately known if Fraser still works for the church.
According to court documents, the girl told detectives that Fraser came to her room after midnight more than 20 times while staying with her family.
She said he would cover her mouth to keep her quiet while he abused her and forced her to perform a variety of sex acts, including some that caused pain, court papers say.
She also told police that she tried to fight Fraser and resist him, but then he would grab her hard and threaten to harm her or her mother, according to court documents. Fraser also told her she would go to hell if she told anyone about the abuse, the girl said.
The day after detectives interviewed the victim, police went to a Christian book publishing office in Enumclaw where Fraser works and placed him under arrest.
According to court documents, Fraser asked no questions, made no statements and expressed no surprise during his arrest. Fraser said he wanted to cooperate with the investigation but that he wouldn't speak to police without having his attorney present.
On Friday, Fraser was formally charged with two counts of first-degree child rape. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg has requested that he be held on $150,000 bail.
Fraser was born and raised in Scotland, but has been living in the United States since 2000. He told detectives he has been a U.S. citizen since 2009 or 2010.