Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Crown Seeks 10 to 12 Years in Prison for Gordon Stuckless: Lawyer

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Crown Seeks 10 to 12 Years in Prison for Gordon Stuckless: Lawyer

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Crown wants Stuckless jailed 10-12y: lawyer

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TORONTO - The lawyer for the man at the heart of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal says prosecutors want his client jailed for 10 to 12 years.

Prosecutors decided last month not to seek dangerous offender or long-term offender status for Gordon Stuckless.

Defence lawyer Ari Goldkind says he learned Wednesday what sentence the Crown would seek instead.

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

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

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for this spring.

Prosecutors had previously indicated they wanted Stuckless labelled a dangerous offender, which would allow an indefinite sentence. …

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