Saturday, April 19th0.4°C
21417
21137

Graham James case back in court

The prosecution in the Graham James case returns to court in Winnipeg this morning to try to appeal the two-year sentence the former hockey coach was handed for sexual abuse.

James was convicted earlier this year of sexually abusing two of his former players -- N-H-L star Theo Fleury and his younger cousin Todd Holt -- in the 1980s when the two were teenagers.

The Crown is asking for a six-year sentence, arguing the judge put too much stock in prior sentencing decisions for similar offences.

If the Crown isn't successful in its appeal, James `will be eligible for statutory release next July.

Back in 1997, James was sentenced to 3 1/2 years for molesting former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy and two other players.

He finished serving that sentence in 2000.

The Canadian Press


Read more Canada News

20344


Recent Trending





21651


21318

20791



Canada Quick Links Canada Discussion Forum
Government of Canada
Service Canada
Canada Revenue Agency
Statistics Canada
Strategis
Canada Post
Environment Canada



Member of BC Press Council


21343