Jan 16, 2020

Loretta Merritt speaks to CTV News about Gordon Stuckless release

Hamilton residents and members of city council are reacting to news that convicted sex offender, Gordon Stuckless, is living in a halfway house in the city.

Stuckless, who sexually assaulted over two dozen boys over the course of three decades, was released from jail in mid-December.

His release in December follows a recent decision by the Parole Board of Canada based on an assessment of Stuckless' current and future risk to re-offend.

Loretta Merritt says, "when there is any sort of leniency granted to Stuckless, that can be very triggering" for survivors of sexual abuse. 

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