Former Wigan Warriors star Brett Finch has reportedly pleaded guilty to a fresh charge whilst still serving a community sentence for sending child abuse messages via a sex chat service in an attempt to obtain drugs in 2022.
This is according to the Daily Mail. As per sources in Australia, the 42-year-old was sentenced to a two-year term of imprisonment in November 2022 after pleading guilty to one count of using a carriage service to transmit or publish child abuse material; however, the judge ordered that he was required to serve his term in the community.
Finch only sent these messages to obtain drugs which was agreed by the Judge resulting in the two-year sentence served in the community.
Finch appeared at Sutherland Local Court on Tuesday after he was charged with failing to comply with his reporting obligations on December 15.
Finch entered a guilty plea and will now have to report to Sutherland Police Station for fingerprinting.
Finch’s Wigan Warriors
In July 2010, Brett Finch signed with Wigan, who were then the Super League champions. The deal was effective from the 2011 season and continued through the 2012 season. However, Brett did not make his debut for Wigan until 25 March 2011. He played in the home defeat by Warrington during round 7 of the Super League. In that game, Brett scored Wigan’s only try. Unfortunately, Brett missed the start of the season due to a thigh injury. This caused him to miss six games for Wigan, including five Super League games and the 2011 World Club Challenge defeat by St. George Illawarra.
Brett played in the 2011 Challenge Cup Final victory over Leeds. The score was 28-18 and the game took place at Wembley Stadium.
After his two-year stint at Wigan, Brett returned to the Melbourne Storm for the 2013 NRL season. He joined the team as a backup to halves pairing Cooper Cronk and Gareth Widdop.
Finch had a very impressive career and some of its highlights were in Super League.