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Crown appeals sentence for Gordon Stuckless, Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuser

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.

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Whitby parents continue fight against Wynne's sex-ed program

Eighteen concerned parents from across the Durham region outside Toronto rallied from noon till 1:30 Tuesday at a busy intersection beside the Durham Region District School Board and Sinclair Secondary School to protest the Ontario government's new sex education curriculum. Among them was Christine Liu, president of the Parents Alliance of Ontario.

The parents carried colourful signs and handed out pamphlets about the controversial and pansexual curriculum, bearing the subtitle, "Social Engineering Goes to School: The Rape of Childhood and Why Parents Should be Concerned." Drivers responded with positive honking and stopped to pick up pamphlets. Pedestrians including high school students were supportive and stopped to talk.

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Defence seeks five-year sentence for Maple Leaf Gardens pedophile

Relatives of one of Gordon Stuckless's victims are pushing for tougher laws against sexual abuse after the defence recommended a five-year sentence for crimes committed against 18 boys.

Gary Kruze says Stuckless should spend the rest of his life in prison for the harm he has inflicted on young boys over decades.

His brother Martin Kruze was one of the first to come out with allegations against Stuckless in the late 1990s, and one of 24 complainants in the resulting trial. Martin Kruze committed suicide shortly after the trial.

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College students' answers on gender and 'age' identity show just how lost we are

A new video from the Family Policy Institute of Washington shows just how disconnected from reality many college students are.

The video would be funny if it wasn't so sad. Family Policy Institute of Washington Director Joseph Backholm asked University of Washington students a series of questions about gender, race, age, and height identity. The students' consensus was largely if Backholm, who is quite obviously a white man, self-identifies as a Chinese woman, then he is a Chinese woman.

 

Similarly, the students agreed that if Backholm self-identifies as a seven-year-old, although it would be hard to believe at first, they would accept it.

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Pediatrician gets 18 months for sex assaults on two patients

An elderly pediatrician who sexually assaulted two young girls in separate attacks decades apart was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in jail.

Dr. Arturo Sanchez, 81, "was in a position of trust" as the victims' doctor and his assaults "had a considerable impact," Judge Nancy Backhouse said.

"In the first victim's case, the assaults were persistent and lengthy, planned and deliberate," said Backhouse, who found him guilty last December of three charges involving two victims. One girl was assaulted in the mid-1960s and another was 11 years old in 1980 when he touched her breasts at her home while administering an allergy shot.

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