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The date for the verdict in the Eric Dejaeger omi sex abuse trial has been tentatively set for 12 September 2014:

28 May 2014:  Nunavut judge reserves decision in Eric Dejaeger trial

Note that is a tentative date.  Justice Robert Kilpatrick has said that of he finishes his judgement earlier the court date could be changed.

The news I suppose is bood news and bad news.  Good news that the judge is going to spend time going through testimony and evidence, and good in that we know exactly where Dejaeger is for the next three-and-a-half months, and good in that Dejaeger will be more than capable of travelling to Edmonton while in custody for his preliminary hearing in Edmonton Alberta on 31 July 2014 – that means the hearing won’t be postponed, and that’s good for the complainants!

That’s bad news in that it will be a few months before the many  complainant who have essentially been called liars hear the outcome.

I’m not sure of the process in Nunavut, but once the verdict is rendered there will probably be a sentencing hearing and opportunity for victims to give or have their Victim Impact Statements read into the record in court, and then sentencing.

Pray that justice is done here.  Please pray that justice is done.

Keep the complainant and Dejaeger’s many victims throughout Nunavut and in Edmonton and elsewhere in your prayers.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

 

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