Paul Leroux appeared in court this morning to appeal his conviction on 9 counts of gross indecency and indecent assault.

The incidents happened while Leroux was a supervisor at Grollier Hall in Inuvik.

Leroux told the Court of Appeal he's representing himself because he's had trouble contacting his Legal Aid-appointed lawyer.

He's filed documents with the court alleging his trial lawyer was incompetent.

He wants to withdraw four of the guilty pleas he entered while Jim Brydon was his lawyer.

Leroux also wants his 10 year sentence reduced.