Black Collar Crime Round-Up: March 23, 2012

Malcolm Fraser • Steve Guynn • Charles Hughes • Mark Raymer • Brent “Pete” Turley

Malcolm FraserCharged: Malcolm John Fraser, 39, Scottish-born assistant pastor, Sound Doctrine Church (whose beliefs include: “All sexual immorality is sin. The only acceptable sexual relations are between husband and wife, as God originally made them”), and executive officer of its associated Christian vanity-publishing company, WinePress Publishing, Enumclaw, Washington, with two counts of first-degree rape of a child. The Enumclaw Patch reports: “Fraser is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a girl who was between 10 and 11 years old at the time. According to charging documents, he assaulted her and forced her to perform sex acts in her bedroom while he was staying with the family.” The Patch also notes that “Fraser said he was originally from Scotland but has been a U.S. citizen since 2009 or 2010. However, the King County Prosecutor’s Office indicates that he is still a Scottish citizen and was considered a flight risk. Prosecutors have requested a $150,000 bail and for Fraser’s passport to be surrendered.” Fraser is scheduled for arraignment April 5, 2012. Story: Enumclaw Patch, March 22, 2012; Enumclaw Courier Herald, March 22, 2012

On his church’s website, Fraser wrote in 2002 (with a follow-up in 2012): “I started out in a Pentecostal church, moved to an independent fellowship, then ended up in a Baptist church… I even went to Bible college in Scotland for a few years and managed to acquire some theological qualifications. … At church, I usually became quickly involved in ‘worship leading,’ in youth Bible studies and, later, in adult Bible studies. .. I had yet to meet any Christians who had that missing ‘something’ — the fragrance of Jesus Christ. … Within a month of discovering this ‘fragrance’ and starting to fellowship with others at Sound Doctrine Church from halfway around the world, it became clear that I would have to leave my local church and my job at the Bible college. People around me started to smell death and didn’t want to be associated with it. … The struggle came because I had to begin allowing God to crucify my own flesh. For a start, I had to humble myself as God revealed the reason I was odorless and didn’t smell like Christ. … Since I have been part of Sound Doctrine Church I have gone through many hard struggles as the cross has come to bear on my life, and many times I have wept and wrestled with God and with my sin as He seeks to crucify my flesh. … “

Steve GuynnArraigned: Steven Guynn, 58, devout Mormon “priest”; graduate, Brigham Young University; high-powered corporate lawyer; partner, King & Spalding, New York, New York; husband and father of at least three, all of whom are deeply involved in the Mormon church; charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with a 911 call, and then, at a second arraignment, with third-degree assault and second-degree threatening. The evening of March 16th, police in New Canaan, Connecticut, responded to a 911 hang-up call from a woman who called again to report a dispute with her “boyfriend” — the much-married Steve Guynn, with whom she reportedly had been having a clandestine affair for the past two years. Unbeknownst to Guynn’s wife, Kristie Guynn (“a writer and editor whose byline appears in Mormon church publications,” notes the New York Post), the 41-year-old alleged mistress, Jeannette Schaefer (a.k.a. Jeannette Kielo Dussel, a.k.a. Jeannette Schaefer-Dussel, with whom Guynn reportledly runs an eco-tour business, Raw Flora), said she had (“despite his orders to the contrary”) gone to the home Guynn shares with his wife. According to the Stamford Advocate, the warrant claims Guynn “became angry and slapped her four times on the left side of her face, which left a dark bruise under her left eye… In addition, she had a bruise on her left arm where Guynn grabbed her, police said.” Schaefer also claims that Guynn beat her in May, 2011, saying “he hit her in the stomach, face and upper body 30 times, leaving her with a bruised eye, stomach pains and blood in her mouth… In addition, Guynn threatened to kill her and blamed her for the incident, she told police.” What happened when Guynn came to her apartment two nights later “was unclear from court papers,” reports the New York Post, but “cops allege that Schaefer tried to call 911 from her apartment and that Guynn stopped her.” Guynn’s next court date is scheduled for April 25, 2012. Story: New Canaan Patch, March 20, 2012; Stamford Advocate, March 21, 2012; New York Post, March 23, 2012

Charles HughesCharged: Charles Hughes, 35, pastor, Monette Church of Christ, Monette, Arkansas, in connection with the disappearance of a 17-year-old Nebraska girl, reportedly a runaway and a cousin of Hughes’s wife, who went missing in Jaunary, and with whom Hughes has reportedly “admitted to having sexual relations.” When arrested, Hughes reportedly refused to give police the girl’s location; a tip led police to the girl (who had dyed her hair and was using an alias) in a Monette mobile home believed to be rented by Hughes. The Lincoln Journal Star reports: “Authorities believe their relationship began while the girl was staying with Hughes and his wife” — who, authorities believe, was unaware of the relationship — “and attending school in the area for three months last spring.” When the girl left to live with her father in Missouri, “Hughes stayed in touch with the girl and in January drove to Nebraska, picked her up and brought her back to Arkansas.” The girl, who will be 18 in May, is currently in a “home for runaway teens.” The Journal Star also notes: “While the age of consent in Arkansas is 16, Hughes, as a pastor, is considered an authority figure and mandatory reporter, which means he is required to report any suspected child maltreatment.” Because Hughes is accused of transporting a minor across state lines, the FBI is involved in the case, and federal charges may be filed. Story: Lincoln Journal Star, March 22, 2012; KAIT, March 22, 2012; KARK, March 22, 2012

Mark RaymerCharged: Mark Raymer, 28, youth pastor (Junior and Senior High Ministries) and son of pastor John Raymer, Peace Tower Church (an evangelical, “Charismatic-Pentecostal” church “holding ordained status with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada,” the largest evangelical church in Canada, which is an extremely conservative and homophobic organization that “assisted” anti-gay preacher Gary Skinner in founding a church in “Kill the Gays” Uganda), Ottawa, Ontario, with six counts of sexual exploitation and one count of “luring under 18 via a computer,” stemming from allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl, according to a March 22 press release from the Ottawa Police Service: “The Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Section has charged a man with 6 counts of Sexual Exploitation and 1 count of luring under 18 via a computer. An investigation was commenced in early February 2012 into allegations of inappropriate sexual contact that occurred over an extended period in 2011 and 2012 between a 16-year-old girl and an Ottawa Youth Pastor. Mark RAYMER, age 28 of Gatineau is scheduled to appear in court today. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free 1-800-222-8477.” Story: Ottawa Police Service, March 22, 2012

The church website has wiped clean several references to Mark Raymer, including the notation that “John and Christine [Raymer] have two children, Tara and Mark, who are servant leaders to their generation” (see before and after). An audio sermon still on the site finds Mark Raymer citing 2 Timothy 3:1-15, which reads in part (KJV): “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts…” During this sermon, Raymer preaches: “Father, I just prayed this morning that, God, you would strengthen families, strengthen homes this morning, strengthen mums and dad in this place…” Raymer, who is married and the father of a small child, appears to have deleted his Twitter account (the church’s Twitter account, which contained posts up to March 22, is also MIA), in which he described himself in his profile as: “Husband. Father. Brother. Son. Youth Pastor in Ottawa. Dreamer. Friend.”

United StatesCharged: Brent “Pete” Turley, 21, Sunday school teacher, Norwood, Missouri, wth one felony count of enticement of a child. Police say they “intercepted” a meeting with a 14-year-old girl, one of Turley’s Sunday school students, which Turley reportedly arranged through Facebook. KY3.com also reports: “Law enforcement say Turley also confessed to sex acts with a 12-year-old and a 16-year-old, both from Douglas County,” and that charges in those cases are pending. Both KY3.com and Ozark Area Network display photos from this Facebook account, where Pete Turley is said to be married to one Melissa Turley, whose own Facebook page (which shows a photo of a couple and an infant girl) names Gentryville Church of God (presumably in nearby Drury) under “activities and interests.” This may or may not be the church employing Turley. News reports confirm that Turley is married and the father of a four-month-old. Story: KY3.com, March 22, 2012; Ozark Area Network, March 22, 2012

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