FOX Files: Drug Court Tracker Pleads Guilty To Sex Abuse Charges
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-A FOX Files follow up, a former Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department detective has pleaded guilty to federal charges of sexually abusing five women. On Tuesday, Scott Edwards, 50, from Troy, MO, pleaded guilty to three felony and two misdemeanor counts.
The victims were female participants of a drug court program under Edwards’ supervision. He was a veteran drug court tracker responsible for getting addicts back on their feet until he was fired in December 2010.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Edwards committed sex acts with the five women without their consent. More than one of the victims was injured in the incidents, which happened when Edwards was both on and off duty.
The Fox Files first exposed allegations against Scott Edwards last November. One of the women Edwards supervised captured audio of one of the reported rapes.
He could get up to life in prison. Sentencing is Oct. 18, 2012.