Jury Won’t Indict Gilmour on Sex Charge
A grand jury has decided not to indict former St. Louis Blues hockey player Doug Gilmour on charges related to alleged sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl.
Gilmour, who now plays for the Calgary Flames, testified for about two hours Tuesday.
“I’m just happy that it’s gone well,” Gilmour said. “I’m just kind of looking forward to getting on with hockey and my life.”
Gilmour’s attorney, Gordon Ankney, said his client maintained his innocence in his second appearance before the grand jury.
John Ross, chief trial attorney for St. Louis County prosecuting attorney George Westfall, said he was surprised by the decision. Ross said part of the evidence was a diary in which the girl described a string of sexual encounters with Gilmour.
“All I can say is the grand jury heard all of the evidence,” Ross said.
Gilmour, 25, was traded from the Blues to the Flames in a seven-player deal Sept. 6, shortly after a $1-million civil suit was filed against him and his wife, Robyne, by the parents of the girl.
The girl, identified only as “Jane Doe,” was a baby-sitter for the Gilmours when the affair is alleged to have begun. The girl is now 14.
The accusation against Gilmour was not reported to authorities. In October, the grand jury indicted Richard E. Schwartz, an attorney for the girl’s parents, and accused him of trying to obtain money from the Blues in exchange for his silence in the matter. Schwartz pleaded innocent to a felony charge of concealing an offense. Gilmour still faces charges filed in the civil suit.