Maple Leaf Gardens perv testifies he was sexually abused

Gordon Stuckless leaves Old City Hall court Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun)

Gordon Stuckless leaves Old City Hall court Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun)

Sam Pazzano, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:50 PM ET

An emotional Gordon Stuckless revealed for the first time on the witness stand Wednesday that he was raped as an 11-year-old boy by a family friend before becoming a Maple Leaf Gardens sex predator.

Stuckless testified that the painful experience almost 50 years ago was seared into his memory. The 65-year-old insisted that he never raped any of his dozens of victims because of the agonizing ordeal he endured then.

“The pain will never go away, Ms. (Kelly) Beale, it is in the back of my mind and the pain will never go away,” Stuckless told the Crown attorney in cross-examination.

Last month Stuckless took responsibility for sexually assaulting 18 boys when he pleaded guilty to 100 allegations of sex crimes committed from 1965 through ’85.

He is pleading not guilty to the two buggery charges against two victims.

Stuckless testified that on two occasions the family friend, then 19 or 20 years old, took the 11-year-old Stuckless, who was visiting his tormen


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