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Arctic priest sex abuse case

The lawyer for a former Arctic priest facing dozens of sex abuse charges against Inuit children is asking for 10 counts to be dropped.

The Crown has agreed to drop three of the charges against Eric Dejaeger, mainly because the alleged victims wouldn't testify.

Judge Robert Kilpatrick is to hear arguments on the remaining seven charges later today.

Dejaeger is now facing 77 counts of sex-related crimes stemming from his activities in the tiny Nunavut community of Igloolik, where he was posted as an Oblate missionary between 1978 and 1982.

Dejaeger has pleaded guilty to eight of those charges.

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