TORONTO — Jurors are to proceed deliberating for a fourth day within the sexual assault trial of Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard, the lead singer for the band Hedley.
On Thursday, the jury advised the courtroom it couldn’t attain a unanimous settlement on “some” counts, however was instructed to proceed deliberating and went on to ask questions and evaluate one witness’s testimony.
Hoggard, who’s 37, has pleaded not responsible to 2 counts of sexual assault inflicting bodily hurt and one among sexual interference, a cost that refers back to the sexual touching of somebody underneath 16.
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The Crown alleges Hoggard violently and repeatedly raped a teenage fan and a younger Ottawa girl in separate incidents within the fall of 2016.
It additional alleges he groped the teenager after a Hedley present in April 2016, when she was 15.
The defence argues the groping didn’t occur, and each sexual encounters had been consensual.
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