Delroy Frazer, an assistant Pastor who was found guilty of having sexual intercourse with a girl from the time she was about 4 or 5 years old, will know his fate at a sentencing hearing at the High Court Criminal Assizes, next week Thursday.
On Tuesday, following a trial, a 9-member mixed jury found Frazer guilty on three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13. He is represent by attorney Israel Bruce.
Frazer committed the offences during the course of 2014, 2015 and 2016. He was slapped with one count for each year. The child was about four or five years old during the first ordeal.
The Prosecution’s evidence revealed that Frazer had committed several acts of unlawful sexual intercourse against the child at a beach in Canouan, during the periods referred.
Also known as ‘Licker’, the assistant Pastor, who was attached to a Church in Canouan, had developed a good relationship with the child’s family, and was known to take the minor and other family members to the beach.
There were also occasions when he would take only the child and his ‘little’ daughter to the beach.
According to the evidence of the victim, it was during the occasions when he took the victim and his daughter to the beach, that he had sex with her in the sea.
In 2017, there was a church function and the Pastor of the Church, while preaching, said that someone on the pulpit will be exposed. It was subsequent to this that the girl revealed her ordeal to her mother.
After the Jury returned the verdicts on Tuesday, Bruce asked Justice Brian Cottle to adjourn the matter to allow the defence time to prepare for a sentencing exercise.
Bruce also asked the Judge to make an order for a Social Inquiry Report. But Cottle told him that when the accused is represented, he would rely on their lawyer to provide the Court with the necessary material.
However, following a brief conversation with his client, Bruce told the Court that he was withdrawing the application for the Social Inquiry Report.
The sentencing exercise was then set for next week Thursday.
The matter was prosecuted by Crown Counsel Karim Nelson, assisted by Crown Counsel Rose Ann Richardson.(The Vin)
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