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SA Police officer Graham Bennett Fraser 'evil pedophile'

THE victims of an "evil" South Australian paedophile police officer have welcomed his public downfall, almost 30 years after they were horrifically abused.

Two women, who cannot be identified, told the District Court that Graham Bennett Fraser - a decorated former chief inspector - could no longer hide from his grotesque criminal actions.

Their victim impact statements detail the physical, sexual and emotional abuse they suffered during the 1980s while Fraser rose to prominence in the ranks of SAPOL.

"Graham, you can no longer hurt me... now everybody knows you are a paedophile - the scum of the earth," one of the women said.

"The statute of limitations you and the police department thought would protect you has finally been lifted.

"I was a small child, you were a high-ranking police officer who was meant to serve and protect... that's just wrong."

Fraser's other victim said he had "manipulated many fools" into trusting him.

"This has never been about revenge, it's been about justice and you being accountable for your actions," she said.

"At last, today, you will hear what an evil person you are... you repulse me."

Fraser, 68, of Minlaton, pleaded guilty to seven counts of indecent assault.

During the early 1980s, he sexually assaulted the girls in his pool, shower and shed - one victim was abused on a daily basis.

Authorities were contacted in 1986 but the statute of limitations prevented charges being filed - however, Fraser was demoted for "misconduct".

When the laws changed in 2007, the girls re-filed their complaint.

Today, Fraser - who has Parkinson's Disease - read a letter of apology to the court.

"I'm deeply sorry I failed to appreciate the long-term harm and anguish the girls would and have suffered," he said.

"I also wish to apologise to the police department for bringing adverse publicity to it.

"It was not the police department that committed these offences, it was this weak man."

Judge David Smith remanded Fraser on continuing bail for sentencing next month.

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Added: Sep-8-2009 
By: biggles9
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