Hedley's Jacob Hoggard Has Sex Offences Court Case Put Over to September

Hedley's Jacob Hoggard Has Sex Offences Court Case Put Over to September
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Jacob Hoggard, frontman of the now dormant pop band Hedley, was arrested last month and charged with sexual interference and two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm. Today, his case was put over until September.

According to the Canadian Press, the decision was made after a brief hearing this morning. Hoggard did not appear in court, but he was represented by his lawyer Ian Smith.

A lawyer representing the Crown said that he was waiting for police notes and videos as part of an initial disclosure in the case. Smith added that he also wanted to view those materials. As such, Hoggard's case will be back in court on September 12. 

Hoggard is accused of three separate incidents that allegedly took place in the Toronto area in 2016. They involve a woman and a girl under the age of 16.

Police state that they are concerned there may be other victims and are asking anyone who may have more information to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.222tips.com.

These are the first official charges laid against the Hedley frontman. Earlier this year, various sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against Hoggard, including rape allegations against the singer brought forward by a 24-year-old Ottawa woman in a CBC article.

Hedley have since gone on indefinite hiatus