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Fleury to file complaint against James

Former Flames forward seeking charges against convicted molester


Theoron Fleury is looking into launching a criminal complaint against Graham James, the former junior hockey coach he alleges sexually abused him for years. The accusations come on the heels of the launch of Fleury’s autobiography, in which the former star player claims the alcohol and drug use that marred his rocky NHL career were triggered by the abuse. “But when I decided to write this book,” Fleury said on Wednesday, “I knew that if that [proceeding with legal action] was part of it, then it’s part of it. I’m ready for it. I’m strong enough now to handle it.” James has already been convicted of molesting two other young hockey players, including Fleury’s friend Sheldon Kennedy, and spent three years in prison.

National Post

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