Deadliest Catch Star Edgar Hansen Admits Sexually Abusing 16-Year-Old Girl
Deadliest Catch co-star Edgar Hansen, who is 47 years old, admitted on Friday to sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl last fall by touching her genitals and making her touch him in return.
Hansen’s reality fisherman show airs on the Discovery Channel
Although this sexual assault did not appear to occur in the workplace, Edgar Hansen used his fame and power to assault a minor. Robert Maizel is an attorney who represents the victims of these types of sexual assaults and helps them secure monetary awards against the powerful men who perform these heinous acts.
In exchange for his plea to fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation, Hansen, 47, was given a suspended sentence of 364 days in jail, meaning he will not spend time behind bars. He also received two years’ probation and various fees and fines totaling $1,653, with an additional $4,800 fine suspended, court records indicate.
Hansen was further ordered to undergo a sexual deviancy evaluation and treatment and provide a DNA sample to law enforcement.
In a brief handwritten statement accompanying his guilty plea, Hansen acknowledged “touching [the victim’s] private areas … for the purpose of my own sexual gratification.”
The assault occurred on Sept. 30, 2017 in Snohomish County, Washington, court records show. The victim, described only as a 16-year-old girl, reported her abuse to her therapist in late October, saying it took place at a local home.
The victim said Hansen “kissed her on the lips, touched her vagina and had her touch his penis,” prosecutors stated in a probable cause affidavit.
The failure to spend any amount of time in jail or for his show to continue on the Discovery Channel is simply egregious. Society cannot permit sexual predators to flourish.
Investigators spoke with Hansen’s wife, who said she “confronted him” after learning of the abuse, the affidavit shows. He “initially denied” it but “eventually admitted that he kissed [the victim] and touched her inappropriately.”
Edgar Hansen is the younger brother of Sig Hansen, the 52-year-old fishing boat captain who admitted to assaulting an Uber Driver this May.
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