According to a criminal complaint filed July 31, 2020, a female made a complaint to the Cherry Hill Police Department in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on June 23, 2019.
A press release said, "Drechsel sought to have sex with a minor girl and traveled to New Jersey with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with that minor".
Last year's "ANW" victor allegedly began a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl in New Jersey back in 2015. according to legal docs, obtained by TMZ.
During the visit to the gym, Drechsel and the girl allegedly had sex after his girlfriend left and they were alone. The mother said when told Drechsel that the alleged victim had just turned 15, he didn't deny having sex but stated he did not know her daughter's age, the affidavit said. The complaint states that the girl told her mother about the alleged incident the following day, and her mother confronted Drechsel.
Video: Drew Drechsel conquers Mount Midoriyama in under 30 secondsOfficial documents say that Drechsel and his victim met in 2014 at a filming of American Ninja Warrior.
According to docs, the alleged victim also informed police officers she met Drechsel multiple times outside a NJ fitness center and had sex with him when she was 15 to 17 years old.
Representatives for Drechsel, including his attorney, Frank J. Riccio II, did not immediately respond to NBC News' requests for comment.
"Mr. Drechsel is presumed innocent of the charges and that presumption will remain throughout the pendency of his case", Riccio wrote. However, Riccio tweeted that Drechsel intends to plead "not guilty". "American Ninja Warrior is a family show that has inspired countless people, and we will not let the actions of one contestant tarnish the hard work and unbelievable stories of so many", the statement reads.