Arrest warrant issued for Graham James

Charges prompted by criminal complaint from Theo Fleury

Winnipeg police have issued an arrest warrant for Graham James, former coach of NHL star Theo Fleury. After revealing in his 2009 memoir that he was repeatedly sexually assaulted by James as a teenager, Fleury went to police last January to file a criminal complaint. James was previously convicted of sexually assaulting NHL player Sheldon Kennedy in 1997 and was sentenced to 42 months in prison. James received a pardon in 2007, prompting outrage from his victims. Reporters found James living in Guadalajara, Mexico last year and it’s unclear if he’s still in Mexico. “Finally me and my family can move on with our lives and not have this kind of dark cloud hanging over our head,” Fleury told reporters.

CBC News

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