‘Deadliest Catch’ co-star pleads guilty to 4th-degree sexual assault

SEATTLE (AP) — Reality-TV fisherman Edgar Hansen pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage girl but he’ll face no jail time under a plea deal reached with prosecutors.

The Seattle Times reported Monday that the 47-year-old “Deadliest Catch” cast member received a 364-day suspended jail sentence last week and was ordered to undergo a sexual-deviancy evaluation and treatment and give a DNA sample to authorities.

Hansen is the deck boss and crew member of the Seattle-based crabbing boat skippered by his older brother, Sig Hansen.

A probable-cause affidavit filed in Snohomish County District Court says a 16-year-old girl told her therapist in October that Hansen sexually assaulted her at a suburban Seattle home Sept. 30.

Hansen pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation, admitting he intentionally kissed and touched the victim.

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