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Jurors in Jacob Hoggard intercourse assault trial ask to evaluation testimony of complainant’s buddy

Jurors in Jacob Hoggard intercourse assault trial ask to evaluation testimony of complainant’s buddy

TORONTO — Jurors within the sexual assault trial of Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard have requested to evaluation the testimony of a buddy of one of many complainants, hours after telling the courtroom they may not attain a unanimous settlement on some counts.

The jury has requested a playback of the testimony given by an in depth buddy of the youthful complainant. Each the complainant and her buddy have been youngsters on the time of the alleged incidents.

Earlier Thursday, the jury informed the courtroom that it was deadlocked. Ontario Superior Courtroom Justice Gillian Roberts instructed them to maintain making an attempt and to hear to one another’s views with an open thoughts.

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Jurors wrap-up 2nd day of deliberations in Jacob Hoggard sexual assault trial

Hoggard, the lead singer of the band Hedley, has pleaded not responsible to 2 counts of sexual assault inflicting bodily hurt and one in all sexual interference, a cost that refers back to the sexual touching of somebody beneath 16.

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Prosecutors allege he violently and repeatedly raped a teenage fan and a younger Ottawa lady in separate incidents within the fall of 2016. Additionally they allege he groped the teenager after a Hedley present in Toronto in April 2016, when she was 15.

The defence contends the complainants had consensual intercourse with Hoggard and lied about it later to cowl up their embarrassment after being rejected.

Deliberations started Tuesday afternoon.

© 2022 The Canadian Press

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