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Convicted pedophile Graham James pleads guilty to new charges

It is the third time James has faced sex charges involving players he coached


 

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Convicted pedophile Graham James has pleaded guilty to more sex offences involving a player he once coached in junior hockey.

James appeared via closed-circuit TV in a Saskatchewan courtroom today.

The Crown and defence are presenting a joint submission that requests two years be added onto the five-year sentence he is almost finished serving on other charges.

It is the third time James has faced sex charges involving players he coached.

Two of those players, Todd Holt and Sheldon Kennedy, were in the Swift Current courtroom to support the latest accuser.

The new charges were laid last month after allegations of repeated sexual assault on a player with the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League.

The investigation began after the RCMP received a complaint in September 2013.

The victim, whose name is under a publication ban, was present.

 


 
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