American Ninja Warrior champion Drew Drechsel faces child-sex charges
American Ninja Warrior champion Drew Drechsel has been charged with child sex crimes.
Drechsel has been charged with the “manufacture of child pornography, enticement of a minor to travel for illicit sexual conduct, travel with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, and use of interstate commerce to entice a minor,” per the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of New Jersey.
According to the complaint, Drechsel “sought to have sex with a minor girl and traveled to New Jersey with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with that minor.”
“Drechsel also enticed and coerced a minor to travel to Connecticut to engage in illicit sexual conduct and engaged in online sexual communications with a minor and induced her to manufacture sexually explicit images of herself and send them to Drechsel.”
Drechsel won American Ninja Warrior in 2019. He was arrested in Florida and then transferred to the District of New Jersey.
According to NBC, who produces the American Ninja Warrior show, they were “shocked and disturbed” by the charges. They also confirmed that they have cut ties with Dreschel and will remove his appearances in the upcoming season of the show, per USA Today.
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