'Deadliest Catch's' Edgar Hansen faces no jail time after pleading guilty t

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“Deadliest Catch” star Edgar Hansen pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage girl in September.  (Discovery Channel)

“Deadliest Catch” star Edgar Hansen pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage girl in September, but will face no jail time under a plea deal reached with prosecutors.

Hansen, 47, received a 364-day suspended jail sentence last week and was ordered to undergo a sexual deviancy evaluation and give a DNA sample to authorities, the Seattle Times reported on Monday.

The reality-TV fisherman is the deck boss and crew member of a Seattle-based crabbing boat skippered by his older brother, Sig Hansen. The brothers rose to fame following their popular Discovery Channel series.

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A 16-year-old girl told her therapist in October that Hansen sexually assaulted her at a suburban Seattle home on Sept. 30, 2017, the Seattle Times reported, citing a probable-cause affidavit filed in Snohomish County District Court. She reportedly told police the same allegations.  

Hansen pleaded guilty on July 11 to fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation, admitting he intentionally kissed and touched the victim.

"Deadliest Catch" star Edgar Hansen [fourth from the left] will not face any jail time due to a plea deal reached with prosecutors.  (Discovery Channel )

“I committed this assault for the purpose of my own sexual gratification,” Hansen’s handwritten statement said. “I am very sorry for that conduct and I have commenced treatment to ensure that nothing like this assault ever happens again.”

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Hansen’s guilty plea comes just weeks after his brother, Sig Hansen, was sentenced to probation for spitting on an Uber driver last year in Seattle. The 52-year-old "Deadliest Catch" star was given a deferred sentence, ordered to undergo alcohol treatment and put on a year of probation.

Sig Hansen was also accused of sexual abuse by his estranged daughter Melissa Eckstrom, claiming he assaulted her when she was a toddler.

Hansen was investigated regarding the claims in the '90s, and in 1992, a judge cleared him of all allegations.

Hansen has denied the claims.

Fox News’ Sasha Savitsky and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her at @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.

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