Invisible Children

Child by Malcolm Fraser

Content note: Case narratives include descriptions of severe violence inflicted on children, including abuse and neglect, sexual violence, torture, and murder, as well as mentions of suicide and domestic violence. They also include photos of victims and perpetrators of violence.

Malcolm Fraser, assistant pastor of a Sound Doctrine Church in Enumclaw, Washington, ordered a family in his church to allow him to move in with them. He lived with the family until they moved to a smaller house and then left the church entirely. During his time living in the home, Fraser raped and molested the family’s 11-year-old daughter. He visited the girl at night, held her down, and threatened her. The incidences occurred between Jan. 12, 2005, and May 31, 2006. Fraser also instituted a boot camp for the girl and her siblings each evening, forcing them to stand at attention and not speak until spoken to in an effort to make the children “100 percent completely obedient without question.” The girl and her siblings were homeschooled by their mother. The girl and her family took the case to the authorities years later, in 2012, and Fraser was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2013.

Date: May 31, 2006
Location: Enumclaw, Washington

Documents: Date:
Enumclaw police identify suspect in child-rape case 2012-03-21
Malcolm John Fraser, pastor at Enumclaw’s Sound Doctrine Church, charged with first-degree rape of a child 2012-03-22
Enumclaw Sound Doctrine Church pastor Malcolm Fraser’s trial begins 2013-04-30
Prosecution nears end in Sound Doctrine pastor Malcolm Fraser trial for child rape and molestation 2013-05-13
Fraser sentencing hearing | Family and supporters speak 2013-07-29
Sound Doctrine pastor Malcolm Fraser files appeal of child rape and molestation conviction 2013-12-23