One of Graham James victims says he’s worried the pedophile will re-offend now that’s he been granted full parole.
Sheldon Kennedy, who was abused by James while playing for the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos was reacting to news that the former coach is going free.
James has been serving a sentence for sexually assaulting players he coached in the late ’80s and early ’90, including Kenndy and another former Calgary Flame Theo Fleury.
Kennedy, an outspoken advocate for children who’ve suffered sexual abuse tells Danielle Smith on News Talk 770 he’s disappointed and fearful for the community James choses to live in.
“I’m quite confident that Graham James will work his way into another family’s life, another organization’s life whether it be in this country or another country. I’m pretty sure whether we have a case come forward or not, I’m certain that Graham isn’t going to stop hanging around with kids.
James was granted day parole in January and the board members agreed he’d shown progress over the past months.
But Kennedy says we’ve heard that before, pointing to the James first sexual assault conviction in the late ’90s.
“He got out on full parole, he promised everybody he’s never going to do this again, you know he’s rehabilitated. Where did we find him? We found him in Spain working with kids again.
There are several conditions attached that forbid James from being in a position of trust with minors and he cannot communicate with his victims or their families.