Former Jr Coach Graham James Sentenced to 2 Years - UPD: Crown Appeals - Post #85
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03-20-2012, 01:15 PM
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Manitoba provincial court Judge Catherine Carlson sentenced James to two years for sexually abusing two former players —ex-NHLer Theoren Fleury and Fleury’s younger cousin, Todd Holt — while coaching them in the junior hockey ranks during the 1980s and early '90s.
The sentence, handed down Tuesday morning in Winnipeg, is for two years on each offence to be served concurrently.
As far as the sentence you also have to take into account that James was convicted and sentenced to three and a half years previously on similar charges that occurred during the same time period.
Had the other victims come forward at that time all the charges would have been combined and sentencing done globally.
Since Canada imposes concurrent (not consecutive) sentences the total sentence for these crimes is on the order of five and one half years.
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