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Former NHLer Reid Boucher's sentence announced

Published February 1, 2022 at 1:21 PM
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Former NHL player Reid Boucher was sentenced today after pleading guilty to sexual assault on a 12-year-old minor, from the billet family Reid was staying with during his minor league hockey when he was 17 years old.

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Reid Boucher was sentenced to 4 years probation with one year of jail time suspended if he successfully completes his probation.

The female victim, now 23, had this to say,


"I'm so glad that even if this wasn't the outcome that I was hoping for, that it worked out in the end, in some capacity," she said in an anonymous quote provided to the Detroit Free Press.

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As for Boucher, he has declined to make a statement but his lawyer did say:

"Everyone is quick to judge without knowing all the facts. Eleven years have passed and there most certainly appears to be revisionist history by the complainant in this case. That is evident by the inconsistent and embellished statements made by her.

Reid Boucher is a genuine, caring and hard working young man. We were prepared to go to trial, but the prosecution presented a fair deal and Reid chose what was best for his family".


- Detroit Free Press

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