Former Jr Coach Graham James Sentenced to 2 Years - UPD: Crown Appeals - Post #85
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03-20-2012, 01:24 PM
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More like 5 1/2 years as a global sentence taking into account the earlier convictions.
You also have to remember that the cases had to be prosecuted under the law as it existed at the time of the offences.
Since then the law has been changed to more explicitly deal with sexual assaults against children and in particular for those predators in a position of trust or authority with increased penalties. Graham James was a main impetus for those many of those changes.
that's the silver lining, i guess.
5 1/2 years for four sustained cases, with a fifth thrown out. on a non-legal, moral level, 13.2 months for each case (including the gillooly one) rends my stomach.
and re: the silver lining again, despite what anyone may cynically say about theo's motivations, in my book he, sheldon, holt, and gillooly are all heroes for coming forward and telling their stories. i hope our country's collective anger today pushes penalties even farther in the future.
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