Priest released on bail after sex assault charges

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Toronto Globe and Mail

31 August 1989

Yellowknife NT — YELLOWKNIFE

A Northwest Territories priest who faces seven counts of sexually assaulting children has been released on bail after appearing in court on Tuesday. Bail for Rev. Eric Dejaeger , 42, was set at $85,000.

Father Dejaeger, the Roman Catholic priest in Baker Lake, NWT, for the past six years, is originally from Belgium. He was ordered to surrender his passport before leaving for a Catholic retreat in Manitoba. He must stay at the retreat and report to RCMP each week until his preliminary hearing in November. “CP

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