ST. LOUIS (CN) – Federal prosecutors say a former Lincoln County Sheriff’s detective sexually abused five women while working as their “drug court tracker,” enforcing their curfews.
Drug court trackers “monitor the whereabouts and curfews of drug court participants,” according to the 5-count indictment.
Scott Edwards, 49, of Troy, Mo., is accused of violating the civil rights of women in the Lincoln County Drug Court Program between February 2009 and November 2010.
He is accused of aggravated sexual assault of two women, sexual contact with three women, and of restraining and confining victim by force, intimidation and deception.
The federal grand jury accused him of two felony counts of deprivation of rights under color of law including aggravated sexual abuse; one felony count of deprivation of rights under color of law including kidnapping; and two misdemeanor counts of deprivation of rights under color of law including sexual contact.
The felony counts are punishable by up to life in prison.
Lincoln County is 55 miles northwest of St. Louis.