The wife of a former MasterChef finalist and swimming instructor accused of sexually abusing young boys says the accusations put her in & # 39; shock and disbelief & # 39; have left.
Paul Douglas Frost, son of swimming coach Doug Frost, was arrested last Wednesday at his home in Sylvania, South Sydney, and accused of abusing two boys aged 11 to 16 between 1997 and 2003.
The 43-year-old is now accused of taking care of or mistreatment of another nine boys between 1997 and 2009, when they were between eight and 16 years old.
Ivana Frost, wife of a former MasterChef finalist and popular swimming instructor who allegedly says sexually abused young boys is in shock and disbelief (pictured on MasterChef)
Paul Douglas Frost (photo) has been accused of taking care of or sexually assaulting 11 boys between 1997 and 2003
Ivana Frost, the wife of Frost and a senior executive at the Australian Ikea, filed a sworn statement at the local court of Sutherland on Thursday.
In the statement, Mrs. Frost stated that she was shocked to hear the allegations against her husband and begged him to be admitted home while awaiting trial.
Mrs Frost explains that since November 2001 she has been married to her husband.
& # 39; I am in shock and disbelieved about the charges against Paul, & # 39; she said.
She said her husband has a & # 39; gentle personality & # 39; and always has a & # 39; loyal and caring spouse & # 39; has been.
The police claim that Frost was the boys' swimming coach at the Doug Frost swimming school in Padstow.
Frost, 43, was a finalist on MasterChef and his father Doug coached swimming legend Ian Thorpe between 1995 and 2002.
Paul Douglas Frost, son of swimming coach Doug Frost, was arrested last Wednesday in his home in Sylvania, South Sydney
Ivana Frost, the wife of Frost and a senior executive at the Australian Ikea, filed a sworn statement at the local court of Sutherland on Thursday
His son took over the operation of his swimming school in Padstow before it was canceled as a company in 2012.
Paul Frost then turned his hand to catering, when he entered season one of MasterChef.
Police said on Thursday that he was accused of 47 additional charges, including taking care of young boys, severe indecent abuse and serious sexual abuse.
Judicial documents obtained by news.com.au claiming that Frost convinced a boy to pull down his shorts and masturbate for him.
The documents also claim that Frost committed sexual intercourse without permission.
The police claim that Frost (pictured with police) was the boys' swimming coach at the time of the incidents
Frost's lawyer, Sebastian DeBrennan, told the court that the Frost family had suffered financially since a food company went sour.
He had to file for bankruptcy in 2016 and has since been trying to pay debts.
Mrs. Frost said that her husband's loss of income would hit the family again because she had to look after his elderly mother.
She also expressed concern about meeting the requirements for work trips without Frost at home, and said she was stressed about the mental health of her husband in prison.
& # 39; When I spoke to him (in prison), I heard shouts and shouts from other prisoners, as well as curses when a fight broke out, & # 39; she wrote.
Frost was wearing a gray shirt and faded jeans when he was escorted out of the house by the police
Frost & # 39; s father, Doug Frost, coached swimming legend Ian Thorpe (photo) between 1995 and 2002
According to the court, Frost had been swimming naked in a pool next to a 13-year-old and was giving another child alcohol to facilitate sexual activity.
Mr DeBrennan wondered why 11 adults now came forward more than ten years after the alleged attacks.
But magistrate Chris McRobert said that the lack of CCTV evidence did not diminish the strength of the case because there are 11 complainants.
Magistrate McRobert granted bail because Frost had not had any accusations and a clean criminal record for more than ten years.
He was granted a $ 10,000 bail under strict conditions and will appear on Bankstown Court on October 9.
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