A former junior hockey coach who sexually abused players has been granted day parole.
Graham James appeared before the National Parole Board at a federal prison north of Montreal today.
The parole comes with strict conditions and falls short of the full parole he was seeking.
The board says full parole would be premature right now and that James needs to show more empathy.
James is currently serving a seven-year sentence for sexually assaulting players he coached in the late 1980s and early ’90s with the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League.
The conditions include a ban on being in contact with anyone under 18 and a prohibition on having direct or indirect contact with his victims.
(The Canadian Press)