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Nowhere to Hide: Internet Helps Bring Sexual Abuser to Justice

Great article by Bob Weber of the Canadian Press about the hunt to bring Eric Dejaeger to justice.

Dejaeger a catholic priest, pleading guilty to sexually abusing nine children while he was in Nunavet. He was released after serving less than a year in jail. RCMP then charged him with three counts of indecent assault and three counts of buggery stemming from his time in Igloolik.

Dejaeger fled to Belgium after being charged. He lived freely and openly with the Oblates in Brussels despite the efforts of the Canadian authorities to extradite him to face charges.

The article details how Sylvia McEachern and Lieve Halsberghe used the internet to publicize the charges, and the indifference of the authorites, to ultimately bring Dejaeger to justice.

A tremendous example of what two committed women, and the global reach of the internet can accomplish.