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Detective Accused of Sexual Abuse Against Drug Court Participants

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ST. LOUIS, MO.(KMOX)-A former Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective faces life in prison on felony charges that he violated the Constitutional rights of five women through aggravated sexual abuse and kidnapping.

The United States Attorney’s Office says in an indictment 49-year-old Scott Edwards  served as a part-time drug court tracker for the Lincoln County Drug Court. The Lincoln County Drug Court is a program to which drug offender’s sentences include treatment and rehabilitation. The Lincoln County law enforcement officers who do serve as part-time  drug court tracker are supposed to
monitor the whereabouts and curfews of drug court participants as needed.  Investigators say Edwards of Troy, engaged in sexual abuse with two of the female victims, and had sexual contact with the three other female victims.  The indictment also alleges that Edwards restrained and confined one of the female victims by “force,  intimidation, and deception.”

Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of Edwards is  encouraged to call the FBI St. Louis Office at 314-241-4324.

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