Eric Dejaeger sentencing: former priest’s hearing continues

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CBC News Posted: Jan 20, 2015 5:08 AM CT Last Updated: Jan 20, 2015 5:08 AM CT

Defrocked Oblate priest Eric Dejaeger is escorted into the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit on Sept. 12, 2014. Dejaeger is in court today for Day 2 of his sentencing hearing.

Defrocked Oblate priest Eric Dejaeger is escorted into the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit on Sept. 12, 2014. Dejaeger is in court today for Day 2 of his sentencing hearing.
Defrocked Oblate priest Eric Dejaeger is escorted into the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit on Sept. 12, 2014. Dejaeger is in court today for Day 2 of his sentencing hearing. (Peter Worden/CBC)

The sentencing hearing for former Roman Catholic priest Eric Dejaeger will continue in Iqaluit Tuesday.

Dejaeger is being sentenced for 32 sex crimes. He pleaded guilty to eight charges at the start of his trial last year and was found guilty on 24 other charges.

He was convicted of 24 counts of indecent assault, one of unlawful confinement, two of buggery, three of unlawful sexual intercourse, one of sexual assault and one of bestiality.

Most of the crimes were committed against children in Igloolik, Nunavut, more than 30 years ago.

Crown prosecutor Barry Nordin says he expects between 16 and 18 people will give victim impact statements during the sentencing hearing.

Weather prevented some victims who were expected to be heard in court Monday from flying out of Igloolik.​

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