The disturbing messages ex-Super League and NRL star Brett Finch that could land him with serious jail time after pleading guilty to sharing child abuse material

Former Super League and NRL star Brett Finch has pleaded guilty to calling a sex hotline to share child abuse material.

The former Wigan Warriors, Melbourne Storm, Parramatta Eels, Sydney Roosters and Canberra Raiders halfback was at Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court yesterday.

And, it was revealed that Finch fantasised about having sex with a 12-year-old boy in disturbing voice messages he sent via an online sex chat service, the Daily Mail has revealed.

Those messages left by Finch on the service were revealed in court, with some of the interactions too vulgar to make it into the mainstream news.

Some of those messages include: “My name is Brad, 35, masculine build, married. Love to have a hot chat, talk about real kinky having a threesome with a nice 16-year-old boy.”

And, another: “G’day mate, married guy, 39, muscular bod, would love to be outside, you and me in swimmers, a nice little 16 year old surfer boy comes past.”

Finch pleaded guilty through his lawyer Mr McGirr to a single charge of using a carriage service to share child abuse material, but he did not ever directly speak to anyone.

The 40-year-old will be sentenced next month, with six of the charges being dropped.

“There’ll be subjective material obtained in relation to my client’s mental health and possible substance abuse problems,” his lawyer Mr McGirr said outside the court.

Mr McGirr told Daily Mail Australia that his client had got caught up in a broader police investigation.

“Brett Finch wasn’t the focal point of the investigation and in that particular respect his offending was isolated,” Mr McGirr continued.

“He doesn’t know any of the co-accused and didn’t offend for the almost 12 months before he was arrested.”

Finch was arrested back in December 14, 2021, with his home being home searched and his mobile phone seized.

All in all, the former halfback made almost 350 appearances during an illustrious NRL and Super League career.

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