Court appearance of Jacob Hoggard on new sexual assault charge

Jacob Hoggard to appear on new sexual assault charge

The singer was convicted of sexually assaulting an Ottawa resident in 2016 .

Toronto police released the mugshot photo of Jacob Hoggard when he was arrested in early summer 2018.

The singer of The late Hedley group, Jacob Hoggard, made a brief appearance Thursday morning in court in Haileybury, Northeastern Ontario, on a charge of sexual assault causing bodily harm filed by a woman. third plaintiff.

Jacob Hoggard has been facing new rape allegations since March 2022 over an encounter he had on June 25, 2016 in Kirkland Lake, Timiskaming.

This new accusation was however kept confidential during his first trial in relation to the complaints of two other women.

In June, the 39-year-old singer was convicted of rape causing bodily harm against an adult in November 2016 at a Toronto hotel.

However, he was acquitted of both other charges of a sexual nature regarding allegations of a 16-year-old girl at a Mississauga hotel.

The foreman of the jury at the trial of Jacob Hoggard reads the verdict against the defendant, who is standing next to his lawyer, Megan Savard, on June 5, 2022 in Toronto.

The musician was arrested in 2018, after the first two women eventually filed a complaint with the police.

Jacob Hoggard's defense has already indicated they will appeal the guilty verdict, while the Crown has decided not to appeal the two acquittals by a jury.

His sentencing hearing on the guilty verdict will be held on October 6 in Toronto.

Jacob Hoggard, who did not appear to be present at his virtual hearing on Thursday, will also have to return to court on October 17 for his pre-trial conference for the second trial.

Jacob Hoggard took the witness stand at his own trial.

The Crown was unsuccessful after the verdict in having his bail suspended and the singer imprisoned again.

The singer has therefore been subject to strict release conditions since his return to Vancouver, where he is from.

Prosecutors Kelly Slate and Jill Witkin and defense attorney Kally Ho were present. Only lawyer Megan Savard was absent. The four lawyers are the same ones who argued the case in the first trial.

A publication ban prevents us from saying more about this third case.

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