Nassau, Bahamas — If you pass by Pilgrim Baptist Church this morning, perhaps you would find sitting up on the high altar like a Chinese Buddha the man accused of having sexual relations with a minor placed in his care.
As the wheels of justice in The Bahamas slow to a grinding halt in this case, the senior pastor, Bishop E. Randy Fraser, could be seen every night almost on the TV, walking free as a bird in and out of court.
The matter has been boiling around the bench for years. The incidents are alleged to have occurred between July 2005 and February 2006. We are today in 2011 and still justice is not served.
Crimes at the Eight Mile Rock High School on Grand Bahama, where the rape of underage boys occurred, has been long finished and Andre Birbal locked away, but this Fraser case seems to have no end. Why?
Residents throughout the length and breadth of this country should be livid to this protracted second trial, which has hung up in the courts for far too long. Could you imagine if this one case could take this long, how much longer it takes in this country to convict murders, who are walking around killing witnesses on bail?
The Bishop says he is innocent, and the entire allegation is a lie! After being dumped and body slammed by his first lawyer, Wayne Munroe, only few believe including BP the innocence of the man standing trial.
Now get this, Randy Fraser, worked some years back at a school in The Bahamas. Has anyone investigated how Fraser lost his position there? Go look into it!
Then we have this case, where he served as judge and jury on the “Child Protection Services Board” right here in The Bahamas. How could a jurist, entrusted by the STATE, to seek protections for children, finds himself attempting back shots on a dependent in his care? HOW?
Did anyone follow the trace of the call from the phone of the accused Bishop to the phone of the victim, which should have been the central piece of evidence against the accused?
Then there are the allegations from L. W. Young Junior High School where Fraser once presented as a music teacher. Not one report in the country has dug into this salacious, SCANDALOUS past of the Baptist preacher; where rumours flew like flying planes over the campus. Unchristian, UNGODLY incidents we are told were the order of the day between teachers and students in the music department, but nothing was ever done. Fraser was ejected from the school, and as they say, the rest was history.
But not one file has been pulled on Bishop Randy Fraser following up these allegations to prove a pattern of behaviour. We wonder why.
Were other young teen girls from the church entrusted in the care of the Bishop from L. W. Young?
Did complaints fly at the school back then by young girls who many at the time were cutting breast for the first time and preyed upon by the UNCOUTH pastor?
Were young girls ever handed over to Fraser by the State to be protected by his church?
Was this the first complaint by a victim? Do we have a record pattern of behaviour by Fraser? [And we repeat, here’s another question never presented by the prosecution].
Recently, a female police officer was raped by two men, does this protracted case concludes that this law-abiding woman in uniform, must now wait another five years to get justice?
The E. Randy Fraser trial lands an indictment on the Justice System in The Bahamas! Women cannot get justice. Children cannot get justice, the citizens, including the witnesses are being massacred in the streets, while the UNGODLY terrorizes our society.
Bahamians should rise up against this Criminal display of ‘VICKEDNESS’ in HIGH PLACES!