Reportedly filthy teen sex fantasy mails from former NRL player Brett Finch.
Court records describe how former NRL player Brett Finch sent nasty sexual fantasies about adolescent and prepubescent youngsters through a sex chat line.
According to court documents, disgraced former NRL player Brett Finch sent disgusting messages about fantasies of having sex with a 12-year-old youngster using an internet sex chat service.
The former NSW State of Origin hero, who has seen a remarkable fall from grace, entered a guilty plea to one charge of child abuse material on Tuesday in Sydney's Downing Center Local Court.
He stood in the rear of courtroom 5.5, looking lean and dressed in a grey suit, while his attorney Paul McGirr entered a guilty plea on his behalf.
Finch admitted in a declaration of common knowledge that between November 2020 and January 2021, he utilized the "FastMeet" chat service to discuss his desire to have sex with pubescent and teenage boys with other members.
Too explicit to print are many of the frightening messages.
When Victorian Police detained Robert Bray, a convicted child sex offender, and started looking into his usage of "FastMeet" to exchange child abuse material with other users, his spectacular downfall was set in motion.
Police discovered other people who had been exchanging child abuse material over the voice and chat services, thus NSW Police established Strike Force Hank.
Finch texted other users explicit descriptions of sex acts he planned to commit on young boys and teenagers over the course of three months.
He wrote in one communication he sent on November 6, 2020, "Yeah how you doing mate?"
Brad, 35, a married man with a muscular frame, is my name.
I'd like to have a passionate conversation with a nice 16-year-old lad about real kink and have a threesome with him.
Some of the content is too crude and graphic to print.
He expressed a wish to "discuss about having a threesome maybe with a hot young 16, 17 year old boy" in earlier texts.
By December 2020, his messages had become more frequent and he had mentioned wanting to have sex with a 12-year-old youngster. The information is too upsetting to print.
Another quote from him read: "Good morning, friend, married guy, 39, muscular bod, would love to be outside, you and me in swimmers, a cute young 16-year-old surfer lad comes through."
He mentioned "rugby lads" and having sex with underage males in one disturbing conversation from January 2021.
On December 14 of last year, around 6.50 am, police invaded Finch's Sans Souci residence and arrested him. He was accused on five counts of making available child abuse material while utilizing a carriage service.
Two further charges against him were brought against him early this year.
But on Tuesday, the police dismissed six of the accusations, and his attorney Paul McGirr pleaded guilty to one count of using a carriage service to distribute child abuse materials.
The maximum sentence for the offense is 15 years in jail.
Finch acknowledged using "FastMeet" and maybe talking about children when he was apprehended.
He admitted to authorities that the talks might have taken place when he was "twisted," according to the statement of agreed facts.
He also admitted to police that he had never had intercourse with a youngster.
Mr. McGirr said outside of court that Finch's mental health issues had influenced his criminal behavior.
Mr. McGirr stated, "We just ask that everyone keep in mind that there are mental health issues at play."
We won't speak before sentence since we need to respect that at this point.
Finch will continue to be free on bail and must appear in District Court for a sentence hearing in September before finding out whether he will be imprisoned.
In his illustrious 270-game NRL career, Finch played for Canberra, Sydney Roosters, Parramatta, and Melbourne, among other teams.
He participated in the Storm's 2009 victory over Parramatta in the grand final, which was later removed from the record books due to the club's wage cap issue.
When Finch kicked the winning field goal for NSW in game one of the 2006 State of Origin series, he reached the pinnacle of on-field highs.
He participated in 60 additional English Super League games.
After retiring, Finch entered the media and worked as a sports commentator for Channel 9 and Fox Sports.
In 2019, following an incident on a trip from Sydney to the Gold Coast during which he was seen with a bloody nose, he entered himself into a mental health institution.
Finch spoke of his difficulties after retiring in 2013 on The Matty Johns Podcast, saying that they took time and required three visits to rehab centers.
"I discovered a lot about myself and the issues I'm facing. I had to accept that I wouldn't experience the highs I did in football because I had been chasing those for so long. I was a football player one day, and now nobody is interested. It is done. I fought to find happiness in my life.
In September, Finch will appear in court once more.