October 30, 2005

Ex-minister in Berea guilty of sexually abusing a child

Lexington Herald-Leader


RICHMOND - A former Presbyterian minister pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.

Thomas Frazier, 67, of Berea, is scheduled for sentencing Jan. 12.

Frazier pleaded guilty Friday to inappropriately touching the girl on two occasions between October and December 2004 while she visited him in Berea.

Frazier had several family members and friends at the hearing.

"The Fraziers are trying to do what is best in a difficult situation," said the Rev. Kent Gilbert of Berea's Union Church, where Frazier is a member.

Posted by kshaw at October 30, 2005 07:30 AM