Graham James is supposed to be in a Winnipeg courtroom to be sentenced, yet again, for more sexual assault charges on young hockey players in his care. Some of these charges go back to when Theo Fleury (now in his 40s) was playing junior for him, and another former NHL player Greg Gilhooly is involved, so the charges are well in the past but it leads me to wonder how this man can still be free. As time has progressed more and more players (famous like Sheldon Kennedy and Fleury but also lesser known ones) have come forward... and still for a man who was a serial rapist, the expectation is he won't receive any jail time.
This is the type of case that gets the Conservative base in this country frothing at the mouth, and for good reason. Recidivism among pedophiles in the 90% range, and yet we see a convicted one, in high profile cases, walk away with slaps on the wrist at worst. This is why people (myself included) think the system is broken. I do think we overreact to some drug-related offenses but guys like Graham James should never be allowed outside a prison again.