Deadliest Catch fans are shocked to hear the news. Edgar Hansen admitted to sexually abusing a teenager. This happened last fall and admits to touching her genitals and making her touch him in return. He actually had a plea to fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation at court. This news just came out today even though it happened last year.
What happened with Edgar and this young girl?
People shared all of the details about what happened. Hansen did a very short written statement that explained a bit about what went down between himself and this young girl. This all occurred last fall. In the statement, he admitted to, “touching [the victim’s] private areas … for the purpose of my own sexual gratification.”
This went down on Sept. 30 in Snohomish County, Washington. The girl told her therapist about everything that went down and said it was at a local home. They are not sharing at all if this is someone he was related to or how Edgar Hansen knew the young girl. Hansen’s wife actually found out about the abuse and then confronted her husband on it. He did deny it at first, but then later admitted the truth.
Edgar Hansen gets charged
The charge is fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation. Hansen received a suspended sentence of 364 days in jail. He is very lucky in the fact that he won’t even end up spending any time in jail for this case. It is pretty surprising that he was able to end up with no jail time at all.
Now, Edgar Hansen will have two years’ probation to deal with and he also has to pay fines. These total $1,653 and he had an additional $4,800 fine suspended. The prosecuting attorney’s office did say that they won’t try to file any more charges on this same case on him in the future. That means if more information comes out then he will be safe from jail time for it.
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Hansen’s legal trouble and The Deadliest Catch
This is not the first time that a Hansen has been in legal trouble. Sig Hansen actually admitted to assaulting an Uber driver back in May. This wasn’t the first time that Sig Hansen of Deadliest Catch had to deal with the law either.
Edgar’s brother Sig Hansen has been accused of sexual abuse before as well. His estranged daughter accused him of allegedly doing things to her when she was just a child.
He gave up rights to his daughter back in the 90s. Sig was able to pass a lie detector test where he denied the allegations against him. He also set up a website to show that he wasn’t guilty and to get the word out. Sig Hansen claims it was a shake-down technique during his divorce. After an investigation, the prosecution did not file any charges.
These charges against Edgar Hansen are pretty shocking to fans of Deadliest Catch. New episodes air on Tuesday nights on Discovery. You can still see Hansen on episodes, but this could end up affecting his future on the show.
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