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Gordon Stuckless doesn’t meet dangerous offender status: psychiatric assessment

Gordon Stuckless arrives at court in Toronto on Tuesday, April 22 , 2014.
Gordon Stuckless arrives at court in Toronto on Tuesday, April 22 , 2014.

TORONTO – A court-ordered psychiatric assessment has found that the man at the centre of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal does not meet the criteria for dangerous offender status.

The 38-page report on Gordon Stuckless was compiled by Dr. Mark Pearce, a forensic psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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Pearce found Stuckless suffers from “homosexual pedohebephilia” but does not have a major mental illness.

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

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In 2013, police announced fresh charges against him. He pleaded guilty last year to 100 charges related to the sexual abuse of 18 boys decades ago.

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He was also found guilty last fall of two charges of gross indecency linked to two of the 18 victims. His case is currently in its sentencing phase.

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