Girl sexually assaulted by priest after seeking food: witness, Retired minister from Cambridge found guilty of sexual offences

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Girl sexually assaulted by priest after seeking food: witness
Eric Dejaeger on trial for dozens of sexual abuse charges dating to the 1970s and 80s

CBC News Posted: Nov 20, 2013

A witness testifying at the trial of Eric Dejaeger in Iqaluit told the court on Wednesday that the accused sexually assaulted her after she sought food at the church.

The 41-year-old woman said her family in Igloolik, Nunavut, was sometimes hungry for days at a time between 1978 and 1982, the years when Eric Dejaeger was the priest in the remote community.

The Roman Catholic priest, 66, is on trial for dozens of sexual abuse charges, relating to incidents alleged to have occurred while Dejaeger was in Igloolik….

The witness this morning testified that she was sexually assaulted numerous times by Dejaeger. She told the court how her grandmother, who was raising her, often sent her to the church for a meal.

The witness said that after one such meal, when she was eight years old, Dejaeger took her upstairs and raped her.

She says she was bleeding after the assault….

The witness says she told her grandmother about the assault, but she says the woman didn’t believe her and beat her.

She says she stopped going to school after the assault so she didn’t have to face Dejaeger during after-class Bible study….
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/girl-sexually-assaulted-by-priest-after-seeking-food-witness-1.2433729

A timeline of events in Nunavut abuse case involving Catholic priest

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press Nov 17, 2013
A timeline of events in the case against Catholic priest Eric Dejaeger, who faces a trial on 76 historical sex charges in Nunavut
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/a-timeline-of-events-in-nunavut-abuse-case-involving-catholic-priest-1.2429817

Retired minister from Cambridge found guilty of sexual offences
By Catherine Thompson
Nov. 20, 2013

A retired Anglican priest from Cambridge was found guilty Tuesday of sex offences dating back almost 30 years.

Rev. George Ferris, 66, was convicted of two counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual exploitation in connection with offences that took place in Brant County between 1983 and 1989, when he served at St. James’ Anglican Church in Paris, Ont.

Ferris also faces three other charges of sexual assault against three other complainants, in a second trial scheduled to go ahead in Brantford on Nov. 28….
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/4225058-retired-minister-from-cambridge-found-guilty-of-sexual-offences/

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