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Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard could possibly be sentenced in the present day to as much as 10 years in jail within the sexual assault of an Ottawa girl.
The sentencing listening to for the Canadian singer is about to get underway at 10 a.m. on the College Avenue courthouse.
Hoggard was discovered responsible of 1 rely of sexual assault inflicting bodily hurt within the 2016 incident, which occurred in a Toronto lodge room. Nevertheless, a jury discovered the singer not responsible of the identical offence in connection along with his alleged involvement with a teenage fan.
In 2018, Hoggard was charged with two counts of sexual assault inflicting bodily hurt and one rely of sexual interference after he allegedly raped two complainants, one in every of whom was a minor, in separate incidents within the fall of 2016. Prosecutors additionally alleged Hoggard groped the woman after a Hedley live performance in April 2016 when she was 15.
The 38-year-old pleaded not responsible to all three counts.
At the moment, Hoggard was additionally discovered not responsible of the sexual interference cost, which pertained to interactions he allegedly had with the underage woman.
Prosecutors had requested that the court docket revoke Hoggard’s bail till he was sentenced.
As a substitute, the day after the decision, Ontario Superior Courtroom Justice Gillian Roberts selected to impose strict bail situations on Hoggard.
The singer was ordered to reside at his Vancouver residence or one other pre-approved tackle and confronted a curfew between the hours of 10 p.m. to six a.m., besides within the occasion of a household emergency or different permitted dedication.
He was additionally required to remain in B.C., besides to attend court docket in Toronto, and do common check-ins and random compliance checks.
Additional, the singer was prohibited from contacting both of the complainants.
Hoggard’s spouse, Rebekah Asselstine, pledged $200,000 for his bail.
Roberts argued on the time that the quantity was “adequate to focus Mr. Hoggard’s consideration on the necessity to adjust to the phrases of launch and attend court docket, in any other case he dangers visiting the hardship of shedding this cash on his spouse and, by extension, his son.”
The sentencing comes a day after CTV Information discovered that the Ottawa girl is suing Hoggard for $2.8 million.
In a draft declare obtained by CTV Information, the plaintiff argues along with psychological anguish, the incident left her unable to finish her training and impaired each her bodily and emotional wellbeing.
In March, the singer was additionally charged with sexual assault inflicting bodily hurt in reference to one other unrelated incident that occurred in June 2016 in Kirkland Lake, Ont. The singer has denied the allegation and mentioned by means of his lawyer that he intends to plead not responsible.