Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Gordon Stuckless sentencing hearing begins

TORONTO - A sentencing hearing is to begin Tuesday for the man at the heart of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal.

Gordon Stuckless pleaded guilty in 2014 to 100 charges related to the sexual abuse of 18 boys decades ago.

Stuckless was later found guilty of two additional charges of gross indecency linked to two of the 18 victims.

Defence lawyer Ari Goldkind said earlier this year that he had learned prosecutors want his client jailed for 10 to 12 years.

Prosecutors decided last December not to seek dangerous offender or long-term offender status for Stuckless.  (more....)

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