Prosecutors appeal sentence for Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuser Gordon Stuckless

The Crown is appealing the sentence of Gordon Stuckless who pleaded guilty to 100 charges related to the sexual abuse of the 18 boys decades ago.

Crown announces it is appealing the 6½-year sentence for Gordon Stuckless

The Crown is appealing the the sentence of Gordon Stuckless, who pleaded guilty multiple charges related to sex offences that took place in the Toronto area between 1965 and 1984. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

Prosecutors are appealing the sentence for the man at the heart of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal.

The Crown has filed a notice of appeal in the case of Gordon Stuckless, who was sentenced last month to 6.5 years in prison for sexually abusing 18 boys decades ago.

Stuckless, 67, was given credit of six months for time served under house arrest, which means he will spend six years behind bars.

The ruling angered many of his victims, who said they have suffered much longer than the duration of that sentence as a result of his actions.

Stuckless pleaded guilty two years ago to 100 charges related to the sexual abuse of the 18 victims, now in their 40s and 50s.

He was also convicted of two additional charges of gross indecency linked to two of the victims.