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Hockey coach sex predator in Mexico

Pardoned sex predator Graham James has been tracked down in Mexico — a return to the public eye that has one of his alleged victims once again anxiously pacing the floor.

Pardoned sex predator Graham James has been tracked down in Mexico — a return to the public eye that has one of his alleged victims once again anxiously pacing the floor.

Images of the disgraced junior hockey coach in Guadalajara are already weighing heavily on the man whose fresh allegations of childhood sexual abuse brought to light revelations about the pardon James was granted three years ago.

“For a guy who has been in hiding for 10 years, and then for the first time is approached by reporters, he is photographed with a smile on his face,” said the man, who spoke on condition he not be identified. “We can’t begin to understand this calm reaction, because he is not like the rest of us — he’s a psychopath.”

Reporters found James in Guadalajara, where he’s apparently working for a Montreal-based company and living in a modest gated community.

“I’m impressed that you found me,” said James, now 58, when confronted on the street by a CBC camera crew. He referred all questions to his Winnipeg lawyer.

In 1997 James pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two former teenaged hockey players, including ex-NHLer Sheldon Kennedy. Former Calgary Flames forward Theoren Fleury also claims he’s also a victim.

James was sentenced to 3½ years in prison but was quietly pardoned three years ago.

 
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