Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard’s sentencing hearing scheduled for Thursday


A sentencing listening to is scheduled Thursday for Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard, who was discovered responsible earlier this yr of a sexual assault on an Ottawa lady.

A jury discovered the Hedley frontman, born and raised in B.C.’s Decrease Mainland, responsible of sexual assault inflicting bodily hurt within the 2016 incident, which passed off in a Toronto resort room.

However jurors discovered him not responsible of the identical offence in opposition to a teenage fan.

Hoggard, 38, had pleaded not responsible to 2 counts of sexual assault inflicting bodily hurt — one associated to every complainant — and one rely of sexual interference, a cost that refers back to the sexual touching of somebody beneath 16.

In the course of the trial, Crown prosecutors alleged Hoggard repeatedly raped the 2 complainants in separate incidents within the fall of 2016. Additionally they alleged he groped the teenager after a Hedley live performance in April 2016, when she was 15.

The defence argued that the groping by no means occurred, and that Hoggard had consensual intercourse with every of the complainants.

Help is on the market for anybody who has been sexually assaulted. You possibly can entry disaster traces and native help providers by way of this Authorities of Canada web site or the Ending Violence Affiliation of Canada database. ​​In the event you’re in instant hazard or worry in your security or that of others round you, please name 911.


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