Sentencing delayed in lewdness case



Sentencing was delayed Monday for a man who admitted a charge of attempted lewdness with a child under the age of 16.

Richard Patrick Fraser, 33, admitted the charge in May but his sentencing was continued to Aug. 23 on Monday after attorney Mary Brown argued she received his pre-sentence investigation that morning.

The investigation conducted by the Nevada Department of Parole and Probation included information about Fraser’s juvenile record that she said amounted to “character assassination.”

A psychosexual evaluation found that Fraser is not eligible for probation on the charge that carries up to 10 years in prison.

Prosecutor Ric Casper defended the information about Fraser’s past, saying it was the result of independent investigation. Brown was given until July 18 to file a motion to exclude the information with Casper’s response due on July 29. 

Fraser was arrested Feb 26 after he made contact on social media with a 15-year-old girl, according to investigators. Fraser indicated he wanted to engage in sexual contact and made arrangements to meet with her and transport her back to his home.

Fraser grew up in Carson Valley. Both his mother and the survivor were in court on Monday for the sentencing.


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