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Former hockey coach to be sentenced for sex abuse

The former hockey coach and Scouts leader who sexually abused children in his care is expected to be formally sentenced on Monday.

In April, Kelly Jones pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting nine children between the 1970's and 1997.

In late June, his victims spoke out in court about the impact of the abuse calling Jones 'the evil that walks the earth', demanding that he be given the maximum sentence.

The victims, all between the ages of seven and 15 when they were abused, say that his actions changed who they were and left them with emotional scars.

While the Crown has asked that Jones be given a 12-year sentence, the defence has asked that he be given just four years as he is at a low-risk of re-offending.

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