Ex-NRL and Wigan Warriors star sentenced after pleading guilty to child abuse charge

Brett Finch had a glittering rugby league career both in the NRL and Super League.

A former New South Wales representative in State of Origin, Finch won silverware in England with the Wigan Warriors.

He helped the Cherry and Whites to the Challenge Cup in 2011 and the League Leaders’ Shield in 2012.

However, after his career came to an end, Finch has struggled and has gone on record to talk about those struggles in the past.

That said, his problems have peaked in the last 12 months with Finch being taken to court and pleading guilty to one count of making child abuse available via a carriage service.

After a long court case, in which Finch stated that he had no interest in the material on the service called FastMeet but was rather being propelled by a drug addiction made worse by the pandemic at the time, Finch has now learn his sentence.

The former Wigan halfback has avoided jail time and will instead serve two years community service.

It will be good news for his partner who has stood by him throughout the process.

The same could be said of former St George Illawarra Dragons Chairman Craig Young who caused a scandal when he wrote a character reference for Finch using the club’s letterhead which led to him stepping down.

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