Crown ends case against priest in Arctic sex abuse case

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IQALUIT, Nunavut - Crown prosecutors have wrapped up their case against a former northern priest facing dozens of charges of sex abuse against Inuit children.

Eric Dejaeger (deh-YAY'-guhr) faces 80 sex-related charges dating from his time in Igloolik, Nunavut, between 1978 and 1982.

That's an increase of 11 charges since the trial started in November.

Court has heard testimony from witnesses that has included stories of a child being taped to a bed and sodomized and other children being forced to watch acts of bestiality.

Dejaeger pleaded guilty to eight charges at the beginning of the trial.

Testimony is to resume Jan. 20.

Geographic location: Arctic, Nunavut, IQALUIT Igloolik

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