TORONTO — Jurors are to proceed their deliberations right this moment within the sexual assault trial of Jacob Hoggard, the lead singer of the Canadian band Hedley.
Deliberations started Tuesday afternoon and jurors returned later with questions, together with a number of associated to what constitutes a place of authority for the aim of building consent to sexual exercise.
Hoggard, who’s 37, has pleaded not responsible to 2 counts of sexual assault inflicting bodily hurt and certainly one of sexual interference, a cost that refers back to the sexual touching of somebody below 16.
Prosecutors allege the singer violently and repeatedly raped a teenage fan and a younger Ottawa girl in Toronto-area accommodations within the fall of 2016.
In addition they allege he groped the teenager backstage after a Hedley present in Toronto within the spring of 2016 when she was 15.
The defence says the groping by no means occurred and Hoggard had consensual sexual encounters with each complainants.
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