01/19/2015 08:00 EST | Updated 03/21/2015 05:59 EDT

Eric Dejaeger sentencing: Victim impact statements to take 2 days

The sentencing hearing began today in Iqaluit for Eric Dejaeger, the former Roman Catholic priest convicted last fall of 32 counts of child sexual abuse dating back three decades in Igloolik, Nunavut. 

On Monday morning, his defence lawyer, Malcolm Kempt, told the court that victim impact statements could take two days.

Justice Robert Kilpatrick is expected to issue his sentence after that. 

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The CBC's Peter Worden is tweeting from the courtroom. Follow him here or on Twitter: @wordenCBC.