Priest faces 5 sex charges

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The Ottawa Citizen

03 January 1991 

YELLOWKNIFE (CP) — An Arctic priest faces five charges stemming from alleged sex offences in a community he served.

Father Eric Jose Dejaeger, 42, formerly of Baker Lake, N.W.T., has been charged with five counts of sexual assault on a male and a female between 1987 and 1988, RCMP said.

Const. Randy McBride said both alleged victims were 14 at the time.

The Belgian-born Dejaeger spent seven years in the Inuit community of Baker Lake, 600 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife.

McBride said no court date has been set.

Dejaeger, who came to Canada in 1973, has worked in the Arctic communities of Repulse Bay, Pelly Bay, Igloolik and Baker Lake.

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