The trial of John Fraser, assistant pastor of the controversial ‘Sound Doctrine Church’ in Washington state, continues today.
Fraser stands accused of child rape and molestation charges.
The assistant pastor of Sound Doctrine Church in Enumclaw, Washington, charged with two counts of first-degree rape of a child, has plead not guilty to both counts.
Malcolm Fraser was arrested last month after the alleged victim, who is now 17, made a report to police.
Malcolm John Fraser, the assistant pastor of Sound Doctrine Church in Enumclaw, Washington, was formally charged with first-degree rape of a child.
In 2009 the church was in the news in relation to a custody ruling involving a female member of the church, friends and family members of who describes Sound Doctrine Church as a ‘cult.’
In a case that’s gaining national attention, a Wake County judge ruled Tuesday that a woman must share custody of her three children with her estranged husband and can no longer home school them.
Advocates of homeschooling have characterized the case as a challenge to parent’s rights to home school their children, but court documents released Tuesday show the woman’s family is concerned about her relationship with a small Washington State based church that critics characterize as a cult
Magnum’s ruling quotes people named as former members of Sound Doctrine who describe the institution as abusive. They say Sound Doctrine practiced brainwashing
and was run by fear and manipulation.