Convicted sex offender Eric Dejaeger arrested on 8 new charges

By Tom Taylor Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Defrocked oblate priest Eric Dejaeger, previously covicted of numerous sexual crimes against Inuit children in Nunavut, was arrested again in Kingston, Ontario on June 7, and is facing eight new charges for crimes he allegedly committed during his time in the territory. The 76-year-old, who was born in Belgium and became a Canadian citizen in 1977, was arrested on a nation-wide warrant, Iqaluit RCMP said in a news release, and will be moved to Iqaluit to appear before the Nunavut Court of Justice. The new charges he faces relate to investigations conducted from 2011 to 2015, police said, but no specifics in terms of where or when the alleged incidents occurred have been revealed. Dejaeger has been convicted on dozens of sexual offences over…

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