KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, December 15, 2018 (CMC) – A 39-year-old pastor has been committed to stand trial, on a charge of having sex with a member of his congregation, when she was between the ages of five and eight years old.
Police said the pastor, Delroy Fraser, is alleged to have committed the acts, between 2014 and 2017.
When the preliminary inquiry ended at the Family Court, Fraser was committed to stand trial at the next practicable sitting of the High Court, on four counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13.
The pastor was charged after the child made a report to a member of the church, who told her mother. The matter was later discussed by the church committee, which summoned the police.
Fraser was granted EC$8,000 bail and has been ordered to have no contact with the child. He is also to report to a police station every Friday.