Nassau, Bahamas – Someone deep in the judiciary is attempting to stall a decision, which most likely will not be good for a Bishop in the Baptist church.
Bishop E. Randy Fraser is being tried for having sexual relations with a minor who was placed in his care. The young girl in distress told her story how the accused was all over her, buying her expensive accessories, taking her on long drives and leaving salacious voice messages. She described in detail the scene of the Bishop’s marital home right down to the drapes and sheets in the master bedroom.
Over the long lengthy trial and retrial, Bishop Randy Fraser has maintained his innocence. He claims he never had sex with the minor and that the story is a lie.
In fact, the “good” Bishop’s wife went as far as to suggests the semen found on the church carpet could have been placed there when she, and her husband got excited and decided to have marital rendezvous on the church floor. WHAT SACRILEGE!
What irks us most about this case, however, is the snail’s pace in which it has been carried through the courts. We would go as far as castigating the Wutless judge overseeing the trial for her dilly-dally, shilly-shally and dither to administer justice. The case has dragged along since the last general elections [SINCE 2005], longer than the case involving Andre Birbal who had to be extradited back to the Bahamas, and from the looks of things the Fraser trial could possibly not be finished before the trial now in the US with Dr. Murry in the death of Michael Jackson.
Bahamians should find outrage in this despicable display of justice, and go down into Bank Lane and cuss the judge hearing this case until she finds her pen to administer the fate of Bishop Fraser, whether innocent or guilty.
For a long time now we at BP have repeated the saying; you could march until walking becomes a thing of the past, but nothing will change until people learn how to address the problem square in the face.
This week the judge sitting over the Fraser trial delayed the case yet again because the lawyer representing the accused failed to show.
Why would a judge delay a ruling in a case for more lengthy days, which took her months and days to write? WHY?
Didn’t it took the system hours to release the Barefoot Bandit, even though he had a gun, a stolen private vessel, landed in the Bahamas illegally, had broken into shops and homes and brought terror to this society? Didn’t Hubert Ingraham asked the question to the media, “What crime has he committed?” Justice for the Barefoot Bandit was swift, however, and yet here we have this DAMN Randy Fraser case, involving incidents of sex with a minor, and some JACKASS on the bench playing hopscotch, jumping jacks, tic-tac-toe, ring play and backgammon with the Bahamian people. We live to see the day when judges in this town can be fired on the spot!
Randy Fraser was a former member of the Child Protection Board. He was a former teacher, and is a spiritual leader for some people in the Baptist community. This case involved a child, and cases involving children should be seen to gather the full attention of justice and should be expedited immediately! No wonder so many pedophiles are roaming the street of this country.
A judge’s ruling is delayed cause one damn attorney failed to show? ‘Yinner’ better ‘get it together or get ‘ya’’ – KNOW WHAT – off the damn bench!