TORONTO — Convicted pedophile and former Maple Leaf Gardens usher Gordon Stuckless pleaded guilty Tuesday to 100 new charges stemming from the sexual abuse of 18 victims between 1965 and 1985.
Some of the men who brought the fresh sex assault charges against Stuckless filled a Toronto courtroom as a total of 108 charges were read out.
The charges include sexual assault, indecent assault and gross indecency.
Stuckless, 65, who sat with his lawyer Ari Goldkind, pleaded guilty to all but eight of the charges, the latter of which he will challenge in court over the coming weeks.
The alleged assaults took place between 1965 and 1985, and involved boys as young as eight years old.
Some of the new charges are based on allegations of assault inside Maple Leaf Gardens, a former hockey shrine in Toronto that was front and centre when Stuckless was originally on trial in 1997.
The latest charges were brought forth by 18 complainants, including one who died of a drug overdose several years ago, court heard.
According to an agreed statement of facts, the complainants were between the ages of 8 and 14 when they met Stuckless. The assaults occurred in places such as an arena locker room, car, school washroom, movie theatre, dentist's office, children's homes, as well as the Gardens.