Former priest Eric Dejaeger will go to trial in Edmonton on charges of indecent assault and gross indecency after waiving his right to a preliminary inquiry on Thursday.

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Former priest Eric Dejaeger leaves an Iqaluit courtroom in January 2011. Dejaeger will go to trial in Edmonton on charges of indecent assault and gross indecency after waiving his right to a preliminary inquiry. (Chris Windeyer/Canadian Press)

A lawyer representing Dejaeger, 67, appeared in an Edmonton courtroom.

The charges relate to incidents alleged to have occurred in Edmonton between 1975 and 1978 when he was studying at Newman Theological College.

Dejaeger will have his trial date set on Sept. 12.

Dejaeger is awaiting the verdict from his recent trial in Iqaluit. He's charged with dozens of sex offences against children in Igloolik, Nunavut stemming from incidents alleged to have occurred during his time as a priest in the community three decades ago.