The trial of Oblate priest Eric Dejaeger in Iqaluit has been adjourned until January.

Dejaeger, 66, faces dozens of charges related to sexual abuse against children.

The incidents are alleged to have occurred between 1978 and 1982 in Igloolik.

After four weeks, the court has heard from 41 people, mostly complainants.

They gave disturbing testimony about alleged sexual acts involving young girls, boys and even dogs.

Dejaeger has pleaded guilty to eight charges.

The trial will resume on Jan. 20. 

The defence will present its case in the new year.

Dejaeger’s defence lawyer will not say whether Dejaeger will testify.