‘Deadliest Catch’ Edgar Hansen Avoids Jail Time After Pleading Guilty To Sexually Assaulting A Teen
Deadliest Catch star Edgar Hansen pleaded guilty for sexually assaulting a teenage girl in September of last year, however, he will not be serving jail time under a plea deal made with the prosecutors.
He received a 364-day suspended jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to fourth degree sexual assault with sexual motivation. Hansen was also ordered to undergo a sexual deviancy evaluation and give a DNA sample to authorities.
In October, The 16-year-old girl told her therapist that Hansen assaulted her in her Seattle home the month before. She shared the same allegations with the police.
Hansen pleaded guilty on July 11, admitting that he intentionally kissed and touched her. “I committed this assault for the purpose of my own sexual gratification,” he wrote in a handwritten statement. “I am very sorry for that conduct and I have commenced treatment to ensure that nothing like this assault ever happens again.”
Hansen’s guilty plea comes only weeks after his older brother, Sig Hansen, recieved probation for spitting on an Uber driver last year in Seattle. On top of his probation, he was given a deferred sentence and was ordered to undergo alcohol treatment.
In the 90s, he was also accused of sexual abuse by Melissa Eckstron, his estranged daughter. She claimed that he assaulted her when she was a toddler. By 1992, a judge had cleared him of all allegations, as he denied the claims.
The two brothers’ claim to fame was their reality show on Discover Channel that followed the lives of crew members of a Seattle-based crabbing boat.