April 21, 2006

Bishop On Sex Charge

The Bahama Journal

By Bianca Symonette
Just two weeks after delivering a powerful sermon calling for Bahamians to partner with authorities to protect the nationís children from abuse, Baptist Bishop Earl Randolph Fraser, better known as E. Randy Fraser, was charged in court on Thursday with sexual intercourse with a dependant.

Baptist Bishop Randy Fraser, right, pleaded not guilty in court yesterday in relation to an unlawful sex charge. (Photo by Timothy Clarke)

It is alleged that Bishop Fraser, head pastor at Pilgrim Baptist Temple on St. James Road, off Kemp Road, had sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old female.

Bishop Fraser was considered a respected member of the Kemp Road community and he is also a member of the board of the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas and theAbuse Tracker Child Protection Council.

He stands accused of abusing his trust between July 2005 and February 2006 by having sexual intercourse with the minor.

Posted by kshaw at April 21, 2006 08:29 AM