Sentencing hearing for Hedley’s Jacob Hoggard resumes Friday

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A sentencing hearing resumes Friday for Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard, who was discovered responsible earlier this yr of sexual assault on an Ottawa girl.

The 2016 incident passed off in a Toronto lodge room and the Ottawa girl advised the hearing 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 expenses.

The 38-year-old Hedley frontman, born and raised in B.C.’s Lower Mainland, had pleaded not responsible to all expenses.

Prosecutors and defence legal professionals are anticipated to make submissions Friday on what they consider could be an applicable sentence — the Crown has mentioned it’ll search a sentence of six to seven years.

Hoggard may even be given a chance to deal with the courtroom, although he’s not obligated to take action.


Support is on the market for anybody who has been sexually assaulted. You can entry disaster traces and native assist companies by means of this Government of Canada web site or the Ending Violence Association of Canada database. ​​If you are in quick hazard or concern for your security or that of others round you, please name 911.

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