Thursday, November 17, 2016

Guilty plea 'on the table' as Stuckless faces new sexual abuse charges

TORONTO -- A guilty plea is "very much on the table" for the man at the heart of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal as he faces new charges related to the sexual abuse of boys while he was working at the famed arena, his lawyer said Thursday.

But there is a chance Gordon Stuckless could challenge some of the allegations, as he has done in the past, Ari Goldkind said after a brief hearing in a Toronto courtroom.

"There is always a chance of a guilty plea when it comes to Mr. Stuckless if what these charges suggest matches what Mr. Stuckless has for many years admitted and been willing to take responsibility for," Goldkind said.

Stuckless, 67, is accused of sexually assaulting three boys between 1978 and 1984.
He is charged with three counts of sexual assault, four counts of buggery, four counts of indecent assault, six counts of gross indecency, and two counts of threatening death.  (more...)

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