Nunavut judge reserves decision in Eric Dejaeger trial
The Crown and defence wrapped up their closing arguments this morning in the Eric Dejaeger trial, and Justice Robert Kilpatrick has reserved his decision.
The former priest is charged with dozens of sex offences against children, dating back to his time working as a priest in Igloolik three decades ago.
Dejaeger, 67, has pleaded guilty to eight of the charges.
He admits he touched eight boys in a sexual and inappropriate manner, but says he is not guilty on all the other counts.
Kilpatrick says the law involved in this case is fairly complex and there’s a lot of evidence to go through.
Almost 40 complainants testified during the trial.
Kilpatrick told the court he plans to issue a written decision as quickly as he can, but says he wants to be thorough.
A tentative court date has been set for September 12th in Iqaluit.
Kilpatrick says if he finishes his judgment before then, the court date could change.