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#389934 - 03/20/12 06:03 PM Graham James gets a slap on the wrist (two years)
ShortedDiode Offline

Registered: 11/26/11
Posts: 121
Loc: Hamilton, ON Canada
Graham James' sentencing hearing happened and all he got was two years of jail time.
Toronto Star: Graham James sentenced to two years

To top it off, this is the second time he's been convicted of child sexual abuse and been sent to jail. The last time he pleaded guilty to 350 sexual assaults of hockey players and got sentenced to 3.5 years of jail.

The statement from the victims is well written and very much worth reading.
Joint statement on sentence

I'm not clear if the sentence is for two full years or if it technically read two years less a day. The one day difference is critical in Canada because jail sentences two years or more are served in a federal penitentiary but under two years are served in a provincial jail.

I'm truly disappointed with the sentence. Two years is a slap on the wrist at best. I don't know why these two year sentences are so common. The perp who lived next door also got a two year sentence but that was later increased to four years when the crown attorney appealed it.

If it's a choice between laughing or crying, I'd rather laugh.

#389959 - 03/20/12 11:21 PM Re: Graham James gets a slap on the wrist (two years) [Re: ShortedDiode]
Anthony39 Offline

Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 345
Loc: Montreal, Canada
What a fucking joke that is. Yeah my coach would get a few months.

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#390030 - 03/21/12 02:55 PM Re: Graham James gets a slap on the wrist (two years) [Re: Anthony39]
onlyakid Offline

Registered: 03/31/04
Posts: 1577
Loc: New Jersey
*shaking head*

I think this quote from a tweeter sums it up

"Graham Jamesís two-year sentence sends a powerful message: it isnít worth it for abuse victims to summon strength to tell police"

Yep, its a slap on the wrist for James but a slap in the face to Todd Holt and Theo Fluery.

"Being with people that understand you...Priceless"

"and i don't want the world to see me, cause i don't think that they'd understand"

"You don't know what love just do as your told"

"My life has changed. What you take as a simple thing, is not so simple for me anymore"

#390147 - 03/22/12 03:29 AM Re: Graham James gets a slap on the wrist (two years) [Re: onlyakid]
unhappycamper Offline

Registered: 10/21/11
Posts: 756
Loc: VA
This, after he was paroled and later secretly pardoned for the offenses against Sheldon Kennedy.... What's all this aboot, Canada?


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