Crime

Man 50, convicted of molesting girl, 10

Dennis Frazer, 50, of Burrell Boom Village, was convicted of indecently assaulting a 10-year-old girl when his trial concluded in the Magistrate’s Court last  Thursday, September 13.

Chief Magistrate  Ann Marie Smith sentenced him to the maximum penalty under the law – 3 years in jail, and  told him she would have given him more, if the law permitted.

In closed court, the child testified that she was in her living room  along with her seven-year-old sister, when Frazer entered her home on April 26, 2012,

Frazer immediately sent the younger child  out to buy, and as soon as the sister left, he pushed her on to the sofa, covered her mouth with one hand, and began to fondle her with the other.

The girls’ older sister also testified at the trial. She told the court that she had gone out to get some water, and returned to find Frazer kneeling in front of her younger sister, fondling her.

After the prosecution closed its case, Frazer testified on his own  behalf. He told the court that  he  had gone to the house to fix a broken chair.

He blamed the child, saying she had invited his attention by revealing herself to him.

Frazer was not represented by an attorney .

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