A recent investigation into the death of former surfer and champion Chris Davidson has brought forth some shocking revelations.
Recent investigations into the death of former surfing champion Chris Davidson have led to shocking discoveries. According to a story by The Daily Telegraph, Davidson was reportedly a child sex offender and on New South Wales’ Child Protection Register.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Davidson pled guilty to ‘indecently’ assaulting a 15-year-old who was reportedly the daughter of a friend.
Records of the incident revealed that Davidson had declined going out with friends and instead opted to stay home with the unnamed minor to watch movies.
According to reports, Davidson had made her uncomfortable by making comments about her appearance and questions about a potential boyfriend – when she’d left the room, he’d followed her, touched her hand, and kissed her. Afterwards, he apologised and asked her not to report the incident to her dad, his friend.
After pleading guilty to the charges, Davidson was sentenced to a good behaviour bond in 2017. He was, however, found in violation of the terms of his bond when authorities discovered that was giving surfing lessons to people of all ages, ‘including children and young people,’ without disclosing the same to law enforcement.
Davidson died in September 2022 after allegedly being assaulted at a country club on the New South Wales Mid-north coast. Grant Coleman, brother to NSW Waratahs coach Darren Coleman – was arrested and charged for his assault.
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Authorities alleged that Coleman had landed a punch on Davidson, causing him to fall and hit his head on the pavement. The injury proved fatal – Davidson was rushed to the hospital, where he died during treatment.
News of Davidson’s death was met with widespread shock and sadness in the surfing community, with many remembering him as a ’kind-hearted, charismatic and beautiful person.’