Maple Leaf Gardens abuser, Gordon Stuckless, has next court date in August
Gordon Stuckless is seen in this mugshot photo shown at a Toronto police news conference on Friday, March 22, 2013. (Tamara Cherry/CTV News)
TORONTO -- The case of a man at the centre of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal has been remanded and he is next to appear in court Aug. 8.
Gordon Stuckless faces more than 70 new criminal charges after several men came forward alleging they were assaulted in their youth.
Stuckless was not in court today but was represented by his lawyer.
The 64-year-old turned himself in Tuesday to York Regional Police, who laid a total of 23 new charges of indecent assault on a male, sexual assault and gross indecency against him.
Seven men have made complaints against him in York Region and he is also facing charges relating to 10 complainants in Toronto for alleged offences between the 1960s and 1985.
His lawyer -- Ari Goldkind -- will now be combing through 13 DVDs of interviews and new information relating to Stuckless in advance of a new trial.
Stuckless was convicted in 1997 for sex assaults on 24 boys while he was an usher at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens between 1969 and 1988.
He has not yet entered a plea on any of the new charges.
Police believe there may be more alleged victims out there and are urging them to come forward.
Goldkind said he did not know if there would be more charges.
"Would it surprise me if over the next three or four weeks if there were more? No," said Goldkind outside court. "Do I have any inclination that that will happen? No."