MasterChef finalist Paul Douglas Frost convicted of 43 charges of child abuse

MasterChef finalist Paul Douglas Frost convicted of 43 charges of

On Wednesday afternoon, Paul Douglas Frost, a former swim coach and one-time contestant on MasterChef Australia, was discovered responsible of 43 prices of kid sexual abuse.

These prices relate to 11 youngsters who had been Frost’s former college students at a swimming faculty located in Sydney’s southwest. The abuse befell through the Nineties and 2000s.

Earlier than reaching the decision of responsible on all counts, the NSW District Courtroom jury was knowledgeable that it might ship majority verdicts. 

Frost was discovered responsible of 43 prices, which included sexual activity with a toddler below his authority or care, a number of prices of aggravated indecent assaults of an individual below 16, and grooming youngsters for sexual exercise.

The jury took solely 10 minutes to announce the quite a few verdicts.

After the conviction, Decide Sarah Huggett notified Frost that he had been discovered responsible of the offenses. The Crown made a detention utility, and though Frost’s legal professionals didn’t oppose it, he was handcuffed and brought into custody. Bail was refused.

In a previous trial, the jury was discharged and not using a verdict after 16 days resulting from allegations of bullying and refusal to deliberate, which the choose was involved would have an effect on the end result.

Frost, who was a finalist on the cooking competitors present MasterChef in 2009, comes from a household with a background in swimming: his father coached Olympic champion Ian Thorpe.