Scott Edwards sentenced on sex abuse charges

3:23 PM, Dec 14, 2012   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A former Lincoln County detective was sentenced Friday for aggravated sexual abuse and sexual contact.

Scott Edwards, 50, of Troy, Mo., was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the crimes that occurred while he was serving as the victims' drug court tracker.

All five women were enrolled in the Lincoln County Drug Court program, and the crimes occurred between February 2009 and November 2010.

Court documents state Edwards was fired in December 2010 from his position as a drug court tracker. In that position Edwards monitored the whereabouts and curfews of participants.

Authorities say Edwards used his position of authority to engage in sex acts with the victims without their consent.

At least one of the sexual encounters resulted in bodily injury.

Edwards pleaded guilty in July to two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law including aggravated sexual abuse, one count of deprivation of rights under color of law including kidnapping, and two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law including sexual contact.

KSDK

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