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Choose anticipated to impose stricter bail situations on Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard

Choose anticipated to impose stricter bail situations on Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard

TORONTO — An Ontario choose is predicted to impose stricter bail situations on Jacob Hoggard this morning, a day after the Hedley frontman was discovered responsible of raping an Ottawa lady.

In a Sunday night verdict, Hoggard was additionally discovered not responsible of groping and raping a teenage fan.

The 37-year-old musician had pleaded not responsible to 2 counts of sexual assault inflicting bodily hurt — one associated to every complainant — and one depend of sexual interference, a cost that refers back to the sexual touching of somebody beneath 16.

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Jacob Hoggard discovered responsible of sexual assault towards one complainant

Throughout trial, prosecutors alleged Hoggard violently and 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.

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

After the decision was delivered Sunday, prosecutors requested the court docket to revoke Hoggard’s bail, however the choose stated she would as an alternative tighten his bail situations after listening to submissions.

© 2022 The Canadian Press

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