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Ex-Wigan Warriors star explains reason for descent during child abuse material court case

If ever there was an example of the support players need following retirement, it might just be Brett Finch.

The former NRL and Super League star was at one stage one of the finest players in Super League in 2011 and 2012 helping the Warriors win the 2011 Challenge Cup Final against Leeds at Wembley.

But now his reputation has crumbled following a descent from the heights of stardom to the middle of a child abuse court case in which he has pleaded guilty to one count of using a carriage service to make available child abuse material. In the case, a gay sex chat site is playing a sizeable role

During this court case, the former stand-off has revealed how a deal for two grams of cocaine sparked this entire controversy which has him facing jail time.

As was revealed in the court case according to Fox Sport, Finch was sadly consumed by drug addiction leaving him, according to Fox League, using up to 25 grams of cocaine a week.

This led to an interaction with his dealer who only had two grams of cocaine leaving Finch asking where he could get more so she called her supplier.

During the call, the dealer also asked if her supplier had any methamphetamine for her use. The supplier didn’t but he said he had previously used FastMeet – a sex chat service for gay and bisexual men – to get some.

As a male chat service, Finch agreed to leave a message on behalf of his female dealer in exchange for the remaining grams of cocaine for free.

Later, during one of his three stints of rehabilitation, he heard men talking about how methamphetamine made them hypersexual. So, when left desperate for drugs during the pandemic where dealers were less easy to get to, he turned to FastMeet.

Over a three month period from November to January he left seven messages for other users in which he expressed a desire to engage in sexual acts with teenagers.

In Finch’s own words however, he only had one thing on his mind. According to Fox League, he said, “When I was leaving these messages, I had the blinkers on, my only goal was to source drugs.”

He also said that he stopped using the service when a man replied to one of his messages inviting him to engage in the sexual abuse of a child and denied having sexual interest in children

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