Iqaluit church leader facing sex charges
Akeesook Joamie, 71, has been charged with four counts of sexual assault involving at least one minor. The charges relate to incidents dating back to March, 1996.
Iqaluit RCMP laid the charges Dec. 4. Joamie is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 26.
A long-time Apex resident, Joamie has been a prominent church and community leader in Iqaluit for many years.
Until 1995, he and his wife Alicee managed the open custody young offender’s home in Iqaluit under a contract with the GNWT’s department of social services.