Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Gordon Stuckless Charged with Sexually Assaulting 3 Boys 30 Years Ago

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Gordon Stuckless Charged with Sexually Assaulting 3 Boys 30 Years Ago

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Gordon Stuckless faces new sex assault charges

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TORONTO - The man at the heart of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal was charged Wednesday with three new counts of sexual assault.

Toronto police say Gordon Stuckless, 67, is accused of sexually assaulting three boys more than 30 years ago.

Stuckless has also been charged with four counts of buggery, four counts of indecent assault, six counts of gross indecency, and two counts of threatening death.

Toronto police allege the incidents occurred between 1978 and 1984.

Two years ago, Stuckless pleaded guilty to more than 100 charges for the crimes he committed against 18 young boys between 1965 and 1985.

In June, he was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison, but was given credit of six months for time served under house arrest.

Prosecutors have appealed that sentence, saying the penalty he received does not reflect the severity of his crimes. …

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