Ex-Detective Gets 10 Years In Sex Abuse Case

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ST. LOUIS (AP) – A former eastern Missouri detective has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing five women who were participants of a drug court program under his supervision.

The sentence for 50-year-old Scott Edwards of Troy was handed down Friday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. He pleaded guilty to three felony and two misdemeanor counts in July.

Edwards was drug court tracker for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department until he was fired in December 2010. The drug court program provides for treatment, counseling and rehabilitation for drug offenders. Edwards was responsible for monitoring the whereabouts and curfew of participants.

Federal prosecutors say Edwards committed sex acts with the five women without their consent, in some cases causing injuries.

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