Eric Dejaeger sentencing: former priest’s hearing continues


Eric Dejaeger sentencing: former priest’s hearing continues

CBC News Posted: Jan 20, 2015 5:08 AM CT

From the link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/eric-dejaeger-sentencing-former-priest-s-hearing-continues-1.2919044

Defrocked Oblate priest Eric Dejaeger is escorted into the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit on Sept. 12, 2014. Dejaeger is in court today for Day 2 of his sentencing hearing. (Peter Worden/CBC)

Defrocked Oblate priest Eric Dejaeger is escorted into the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit on Sept. 12, 2014. Dejaeger is in court today for Day 2 of his sentencing hearing. (Peter Worden/CBC)

The sentencing hearing for former Roman Catholic priest Eric Dejaeger will continue in Iqaluit Tuesday.

Dejaeger is being sentenced for 32 sex crimes. He pleaded guilty to eight charges at the start of his trial last year and was found guilty on 24 other charges.

He was convicted of 24 counts of indecent assault, one of unlawful confinement, two of buggery, three of unlawful sexual intercourse, one of sexual assault and one of bestiality.

Most of the crimes were committed against children in Igloolik, Nunavut, more than 30 years ago.

Crown prosecutor Barry Nordin says he expects between 16 and 18 people will give victim impact statements during the sentencing hearing.

Weather prevented some victims who were expected to be heard in court Monday from flying out of Igloolik.​

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The Catechism offers a clear moral teaching: "Rape is the forcible violation of the sexual intimacy of another person. It does injury to justice and charity. Rape deeply wounds the respect, freedom, and physical and moral integrity to which every person has a right. It causes grave damage that can mark the victim for life. It is always an intrinsically evil act. Graver still is the rape of children committed by parents (incest) or those responsible for the education of the children entrusted to them." (no. 2356) Note that rape is "an intrinsically evil act," meaning that it is evil at its very root, nothing justifies it, and it is objectively a mortal sin. An evil act was done against me, a crime, by a priest at St Thomas More Parish in Durham, NH. An evil and a crime I will no longer keep silent about. Those who perpetrate crimes against children, especially those of the Roman Catholic Church, should all be punished for their crimes against children. Anything less would be criminal.

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