Some details of the afternoon’s testimony at the Iqaluit court house and the sex abuse trial of Father Eric Dejager:
(1) In the afternoon a male testified that when he was a boy Father Eric Dejager ‘raped’ his dog (buggered his dog?) and afterwards sodomized him,(the witness). The witness testified that Dejaeger put him on the table in the furnace room of the church. A nail pierced his chest. He still has the scar. The scar was shown in court.
He told the court that, after his friend was also sodomized by Dejager, his friend bled from the rectum. That friend committed suicide years later
The witness described in graphic detail how he was forced to give Dejaeger oral sex.
He testified that after Dejaeger left Igloolik his father shot Dejaeger’s dog. The dog had apparently been abandoned by Dejaeger;
The witness broke down in tears frequently throughout his testimony;
(4) Father Dejaeger’s lawyer ensured those testifying did not have to face Dejaeger as they testified;
(5) Dejaeger has apparently become quite animated and is passing notes to his lawyer. I am told he appears fit and well. He is very attentive. At times his face reddens.
Enough for now,