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The sentencing hearing of ex-priest and Oblate Eric Dejaeger continues in the Iqaluit courthouse in Nunavut.

21 January 2015:  Eric Dejaeger sentencing: Lawyers’ arguments expected today

The Crown has concluded his submissions.  He is asking for 17 years (25 minus eight for time served)

The following is the welcome live blog from CBC’s Peter Worden:


 

Court adjourns as Crown finishes final arguments. Will hear from defence at 130

 

Crown says 25 years minus 8 for time served is a fair and appropriate sentence for 67 y/o

 

     

    Peter Worden
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    Crown now explaining Principle of Totality that cumulative/combined sentences should not be unduly long or harsh #dejaeger

     

    Peter Worden
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    In all, Crown adds up it’s proposed “appropriate” sentence to 79.5 years #dejaeger

     

    Peter Worden
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    Curliss reading line-by-line all 32 offences of which #dejaeger is guilty, recommending consecutive sentences ranging from 1.5 to 8 yrs each

     

    Peter Worden
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    Victims and families fill NCJ’s largest courtroom for third day in a row, some leaving in sadness and anger #dejaeger

     

    Peter Worden
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    “He has already got his parole” says Crown about #dejaeger living in Belgium for 15 years before being brought to justice

     

    Peter Worden
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    Crown says #dejaeger has shown no remorse, did not save victims hurt of testifying

     

    Peter Worden
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    Crown now begins arithmetic of adding up each offence based on severity and aggravating factor that #dejaeger fled the country

     

    Peter Worden
    @wordenCBC

    But Curliss says old maxim of reserving the max. sentence for the worst offenders has been replaced by goal of proportionality #dejaeger

     

    Peter Worden
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    Curliss tells judge goal of sentencing should not be rehabilitation, but retribution and general deterrence #dejaeger

     

    Peter Worden
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    Crown’s closing arguments include the most stirring lines from the 18 victim impact statements court heard earlier this week #dejaeger

     

    Peter Worden
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    “Discredited his calling … victimized those he should have protected … was trusted and did exactly the opposite.” #dejaeger (2/2)

     

    Peter Worden
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    Crown prosecutor Doug Curliss gives scathing speech. Says #dejaeger sexually assaulted kids in “virtually every community he was in” (1/2)

     

    Peter Worden
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    Video link set up in court for victims and family in Igloolik to follow final arguments for sentencing #dejaeger

     

    Peter Worden
    @wordenCBC

    Day Three of Eric #dejaeger sentencing hearing begins. Court will hear from Crown and defence how much time they think he should serve.

    Hearings resume at 1:30 EST when defence will present final submissions.  Imagine, no matter what he gets as far as jail time goes Dejager will probably get double time for time served!

    Enough for now,

    Sylvia

    PS:  I just posted the following article from  Nunatsiaq Online:  21 January 2015:  Nunavut abuse victim hurls scripture at pedophile ex-priest Dejaege

    How terribly sad that PI died before being able to testify.  May he rest in peace.

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