Gordon Stuckless, Gardens sex abuser, facing 107 charges

A man at the centre of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal now faces more than 100 charges in relation to alleged offences that took place in the Toronto area decades ago.

9 more charges against man in Maple Leaf Gardens sex-abuse scandal

Gordon Stuckless, the man at the centre of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal, is back in court Tuesday to face 108 new charges after 18 new victims came forward last year. (CBC)

A man at the centre of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal now faces more than 100 charges in relation to alleged offences that took place in the Toronto area decades ago.

York Regional Police say they've laid nine new charges against Gordon Stuckless, bringing the total counts faced by the 64-year-old to 107.

Investigators say Stuckless surrendered to police on Wednesday and was charged with nine counts relating to an alleged victim who came forward last month and reported historic sexual assaults.

The new charges are four counts each of indecent assault on a male and sexual assault, and one count of gross indecency.

No statute of limitations

All charges relating to separate investigations by Toronto police and York Regional Police have been merged together.

Investigators say there is no statute of limitations for sexual offences and are encouraging victims to report alleged offences even if they occurred some time ago.

Stuckless is known to have made contact with boys through schools and minor sports in Toronto, Thornhill and Oak Ridges, police said Thursday.

Investigators also believe that he had contact with young boys through a hockey summer camp that used to be held in Haliburton County.

Stuckless was convicted in 1997 for sex assaults on 24 boys while he was an usher at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens between 1969 and 1988.

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