The Ontario Crown in northeastern Ontario is continuing with a sexual assault cost against Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard.
Hoggard, born and raised in B.C.’s Lower Mainland, was charged in March with sexual assault inflicting bodily hurt in an alleged June 2016 incident involving a 19-year-old lady. The cost surfaced in May.
A Crown lawyer informed a Haileybury, Ont., court docket Thursday that the case would proceed with only a sexual assault cost.
The sufferer, who’s now 25 and lives in British Columbia, informed CBC News in May that the alleged rape occurred at a Comfort Inn in Kirkland Lake, Ont., after a Hedley live performance. She can’t be recognized beneath a court-ordered publication ban.
Hoggard’s lawyer, Megan Savard, has beforehand mentioned that her consumer denies the allegation and can plead not responsible.
The subsequent court docket date has been set for Nov. 24, after Hoggard’s attorneys meet with him and evaluation the brand new submissions.
The singer was granted bail this month in a separate case after he launched an attraction of his five-year jail sentence for sexually assaulting an Ottawa lady.
Support is obtainable for anybody who has been sexually assaulted. You can entry disaster strains and native assist providers by this Government of Canada web site or the Ending Violence Association of Canada database. If you are in quick hazard or worry on your security or that of others round you, please name 911.