Insider Unveils Potential Charges The 2018 WJC Team Members Could Face

Published January 28, 2024 at 8:28 PM

A few days ago, five members of Team Canada from the 2018 World Juniors were instructed to report to London, Ontario, to face charges. Today, the first member of that team, Alex Formenton, has stepped forward to address the charges. According to Rick Westhead of TSN, we now have insights into the potentially serious nature of these charges.

«Several criminal lawyers who specialize in SA cases have told me over the past days they expected former 2018 World Juniors players facing prosecution for an alleged SA in London, Ont., might face charges of gang SA and forceable confinement.
Alex Formenton's attorney Daniel Brown told me today that the former Senators player has not been charged with either of those offences.
He declined to elaborate on what Formenton has been charged with.
If Formenton has been charged with common SA, he faces a maximum 10 years in prison if he's found guilty.
People convicted of gang SA face a maximum of 14 years.
(Toronto lawyer Alison Craig told me it's not uncommon for SA charges to be upgraded after they are laid.)«

The charges facing the five members of the team appear to be quite extensive. While it seems that Formenton's involvement might be on the lower end, the charges carry a significant weight, ranging from a maximum of 10 to 14 years in prison.

The situation is unfolding, and it appears to be taking a troubling turn for the players who were instructed to surrender to the police. The gravity of the charges raises concerns about the potential legal consequences for those involved.

Source: Bladeofsteel
January 28   |   106 answers
Insider Unveils Potential Charges The 2018 WJC Team Members Could Face

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