Former junior hockey coach Graham James has been granted full parole.
James was serving a seven-year sentence for sexually assaulting young players he coached in the 1990’s and had been on day parole in the Montreal area since earlier this year.
The convicted sex offender was living in a halfway house since January.
The decision was handed down today by the National Parole Board when they ruled James has “made observable and measurable progress during your period of day parole.”
Under full parole, James will now serve the remainder of his sentence in the community but there are several conditions he must abide by.
They include; No contact with anyone under 18, no communication with victims or their families and no employment or volunteer work involving minors.
The conditions will remain in place until his seven-year sentence expires in 2019.