Trial date set, bond reduced

A circuit judge lowered the bond this afternoon of a Seneca man, accused by the state of multiple sex offenses.  Judge McIntosh in the Oconee General Sessions Court lowered to $250 thousand dollars the bond which defendant Trey Jerell Frasier would be required to meet before he can leave jail.  McIntosh acted on motions by Frasier’s defense attorney, Colie Stancil, and after hearing differing accounts from individuals on both sides of the case.  Frasier has been jailed 14 months since his arrest, and his mother, Michelle Clark, begged the judge this afternoon to allow her son to be released so that he can see his four children.  The state has counted as many as seven victims of the alleged criminal sexual conduct offenses, and the mother of one victim, among others, pleaded in front of McIntosh for Frasier to remain jailed.  Defense attorney Stancil also renewed a motion for a speedy trial.  But this summer’s dockets have are filled, and it was agreed that an October term will be the time for trial.