- Dems’ new bill would make sure women in military can get free birth control
- Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids; minors as young as 11 found
- Catholic League slams Obama: ‘Do Christian lives mean so little to you?’
- National laboratory cancels ‘Southern Accent Reduction’ classes after outcry
- U.S. woman with Ebola is stable, improving, son says
- Belgium pushes for clear labeling of goods from Israeli settlements
- ‘Queen of Mean’ Leona Helmsley’s former home hits market for $65M
- Florida beach-goers told to beware flesh-eating bacteria in water
- Lundergan Grimes uses ‘war on women’ strategy to attack McConnell
- Rep. Jeff Miller: ‘Ain’t no leash for VA’
Convicted sex offender James surrenders
Question of the Day
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA (AP) - Convicted sex offender Graham James surrendered to police Wednesday at Toronto's Pearson International Airport and was whisked to Winnipeg, where the former major junior hockey coach was wanted on nine charges of sexual assault.
"I think there's one less predator on the street and he can't hurt any more kids," said former NHL star Theo Fleury, one of James' accusers.
Police in the Manitoba capital issued a short statement saying James was arrested "through mutual agreement" and remains in custody. They said no additional details will be released.
The warrant, issued this month, listed allegations from three new complainants that date several years. They include Fleury, who has published an autobiography alleging James abused him starting when he was 14 years old. The other two complainants can't be identified because of a publication ban.
"I understand that it does take a while to put an investigation together, put charges together and whatnot, so I'm pleased at this point with the result of what happened today," Fleury said from Toronto. "We'll just keep moving forward and trust in the legal system that we'll get justice."
Fleury said he's prepared to testify if the case goes to trial.
"I'll do whatever it takes from here on in ... to make this come to an ending," he said.
James, who coached the Western Hockey League's Moose Jaw Warriors, Swift Current Broncos and Calgary Hitmen, pleaded guilty in 1997 to hundreds of assaults on two teenage players, including former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy, and was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison. James was quietly pardoned three years ago, news that caused an uproar when it was revealed by The Canadian Press earlier this year.
Evan Roitenberg, James' lawyer, said Wednesday night that when the warrant was issued, James had resolved to come back to Canada to face the charges, and "that's exactly what he did."
Roitenberg said it was too early to discuss how James would plead.
"I have not seen the Crown's case. I have not seen witness statements," Roitenberg said.
James's last known address was in Guadalajara, Mexico.
- Patent workers paid to exercise, shop, do chores: report
- Fla. mom arrested for allowing 7-year-old son to walk to park alone
- CARSON: Rudderless U.S. foreign policy
- Catholic League slams Obama: 'Do Christian lives mean so little to you?'
- Obama thanks Muslims for 'building the very fabric of our nation'
- Federal judge grants 90-day stay in D.C. gun case
- Boehner rules out impeachment: 'Scam started by Democrats'
- Proving A Point: Redskins' Bacarri Rambo vows to make impact in second year
- Obama mum on where illegal immigrant children are sheltered
- National laboratory cancels 'Southern Accent Reduction' classes after outcry
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world