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A sentencing listening to resumes today for Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard, who was discovered responsible earlier this yr of sexual assault on an Ottawa girl.
The 2016 incident occurred in a Toronto lodge room and the Ottawa girl advised the listening to final week that what occurred will haunt her for the remainder of her life.
Hoggard had additionally been charged with sexual assault inflicting bodily hurt within the case of a teenage fan, in addition to sexual interference involving that complainant however was discovered not responsible on these offences.
The 38-year-old Hedley frontman had pleaded not responsible to all fees.
Prosecutors and defence attorneys are anticipated to make submissions today on what they imagine can be an acceptable sentence — the Crown has stated it is going to search a sentence of six to seven years.
Hoggard may even be given a chance to handle the courtroom, although he’s not obligated to take action.
The sentence is anticipated to be delivered on Oct. 20.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 14, 2022.