03/27/2013 10:55 EDT | Updated 05/27/2013 05:12 EDT

Convicted Maple Leaf Gardens abuser faces new charges

Gordon Stuckless, the man at the centre of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal has been arrested again on new charges, his lawyer confirms.

Ari Goldkind, Stuckless's lawyer, confirmed with CBC News that his client had been arrested again and was in custody in York region.

Goldkind said he does not know the specific charges yet but that they are "similar to the ones in Toronto" in that they are sex-related charges involving children in 1981 in York region.

Stuckless was scheduled to appear in a Newmarket court later Wednesday afternoon.

- Convicted Maple Leaf Gardens abuser faces 15 new sex charges

Toronto police had arrested Stuckless on Friday and laid 15 new charges against him in relation to allegations from five men who claimed he had abused them in the 1960s and 1970s.

Those charges were in addition to six charges laid against Stuckless in February after two men alleged he sexually assaulted them on several occasion in their childhood.

Stuckless was convicted in 1997 for sexually abusing 24 boys when he worked at Maple Leaf Gardens between 1969 and 1988.