Former junior hockey coach and convicted sex offender Graham James was granted full parole Thursday.
James was serving a seven-year sentence for sexually abusing young boys he coached in the 1990s. Since January, he has been living in a Montreal halfway house on day parole.
The registered sex offender told a a Laval, Quebec parole hearing Thursday that he “had serious time confronting the depths of what [he] had done.”
The parole board decided that James has “made observable and measurable progress” during his period of day parole.
At an earlier hearing, the former coach told the parole board, “I don’t think I can change attraction, but what I can change is my behaviour.”
James is not allowed to have contact with anyone under 18, nor can he communicate with his victims or their families, or work in any capacity with minors.
When discussing this news on The John Oakley Show Friday morning, Kerry called in to share his thoughts as somebody who was taken advantage of by another convicted pedophile, Gordon Stuckless.