Drew Drechsel, a used champion on long-working athletic competition sequence American Ninja Warrior—apart from as an on-digital camera “mentor” on the enlighten’s shuffle-off, American Ninja Warrior Junior—has been charged at the unusual time with a entire lot of counts linked to intercourse crimes lively a minor. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Drechsel has already been dropped from all iterations of the enlighten by NBC, which issued an announcement about his involvement earlier at the unusual time, stating that, “We are afraid and skittish to search out out about the prices alleged in opposition to Drew Drechsel.”
Acknowledged prices, which Drechsel first appeared in court docket to answer the day before at the unusual time, encompass the gain of baby pornography, enticement of a minor to traipse for illicit sexual habits, traipse with the intent to raise in illicit sexual habits with a minor, and exhaust of interstate commerce to entice a minor—all of them, per THR, allegedly in reference to a sexual relationship Drechsel used to be occupied with with an (originally) 15-year-used girl. Even even though many crucial parts about the incidents in inquire of are being held befriend, the first of them it sounds as if took set apart in 2015, at Drechsel’s gym; the sufferer filed prices in opposition to Drechsel in 2019.
Drechsel is undoubtedly one of utterly two competitors to ever capture American Ninja Warrior’s million-greenback cash prize, having done its notoriously mighty obstacle route in 2019. He has since served as a mentor and usual personality on the sequence, performing both on Movie celebrity Ninja Warrior apart from as American Ninja Warrior Junior. Attributable to the “exhaust of interstate commerce to entice” count, Drechsel—who’s presupposed to maintain precipitated the sufferer within the case to make pornographic photos of herself, and to maintain enticed her to traipse right by dispute traces for sexual interactions—could well face as a lot as life in jail. Per The Wrap, he’ll be edited out of the next season of American Ninja Warrior, the set apart he participated in when it used to be filmed earlier this year.