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Paedophile boxer is sentenced to 10 years in prison

Paedophile boxer is sentenced to 10 years in prison after having aggravated sexual intercourse with underage girl

  • Scott Edwards, 32, sentenced to 10 years behind bars in Gosford District Court
  • Jail term back-dated to March 6, 2017 – eligible for release on November 5, 2023
  • Charge was aggravated sexual intercourse with person aged between 10 and 14

A one-time champion boxer has been jailed after he was found guilty of having sexual intercourse with a minor.

Scott Edwards, 32, was sentenced in Gosford District Court on Thursday, following multiple offences with a teenage girl back in 2012.

Judge Tanya Bright handed Edwards an aggregate 10-year prison sentence for six counts of aggravated sexual intercourse with a person aged between 10 and 14 years old. 

Scott Edwards (pictured) was found guilty of sexual intercourse with a minor in Gosford District Court on Thursday

The earliest Scott Edwards (pictured) will be eligible for release is November 5, 2023

The earliest Scott Edwards (pictured) will be eligible for release is November 5, 2023

Edwards was also charged with using a device to record a conversation to which he was not a party.

The jail term was back-dated to March 6, 2017 with the former welterweight fighter sentenced to a non-parole period of six years and eight months.

According to court documents, the earliest Edwards will be eligible for release is November 5, 2023.

A jury delivered a guilty verdict last May when Edwards faced a three-day trial in Newcastle District Court.

The court heard Edwards had sexual intercourse with a teenager on two occasions in late 2012 – though he denied there was any sexual activity.

Edwards, who operated Sapphire Boxing and Fitness in Newcastle, was arrested and charged just a few weeks before he was due to defend his state title in April of 2017. 

Scott Edwards (pictured) is a former boxing state champion - he has been jailed for sexual intercourse with a minor

Scott Edwards (pictured) is a former boxing state champion – he has been jailed for sexual intercourse with a minor

 

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