Stuckless guilty of 2 counts of gross indecency; acquitted on 2 counts of buggery

Gordon Stuckless arrives at court in Toronto on Tuesday, April 22 , 2014. Months after pleading guilty to 100 charges related to the sexual abuse of 18 boys, the man at the centre of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex scandal has been convicted in two more charges linked to two of those victims.
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TORONTO - Months after pleading guilty to 100 charges related to the sexual abuse of 18 boys, the man at the centre of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex scandal has been convicted in two more charges linked to two of those victims.

Gordon Stuckless has been found guilty of two counts of gross indecency but acquitted on two counts of buggery.

Stuckless had contested all four charges even though he admitted as part of his guilty plea to committing other types of abuse against the same victims decades ago.

He also fought four other charges but those were withdrawn during trial.

Stuckless also pleaded guilty in 1997 to sex assaults on two dozen boys while he was an usher at Maple Leaf Gardens.

He was forced back in the spotlight last year when police announced fresh charges against him in alleged incidents dating back decades.

The Crown is expected to seek a dangerous offender designation, which Stuckless's lawyer says is not warranted because his client has abided by the law since his previous convictions and voluntarily undergoes chemical castration.


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