November 28, 2018 11:41 am

Sexual assault case of Hedley’s Jacob Hoggard put over for 3 weeks

WATCH ABOVE (July 23): The lead singer of B.C. pop band Hedley is set for a court appearance in Toronto on Friday after being arrested and charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference. Catherine Urquhart reports.

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TORONTO – The sex-assault case of Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard has been put over for three weeks.

Hoggard, 34, was not at a short hearing in a Toronto courtroom on Wednesday where the next date in his case was set for Dec. 19.

READ MORE: Jacob Hoggard sexual assault case put over until October

Court heard that the prosecution has handed over more disclosure in the case and a judicial pre-trial was set for Dec. 10.

Police arrested the singer in July and charged him with one count of sexual interference and two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm.

READ MORE: Jacob Hoggard sex offences case put over until next month

They say the charges relate to three separate incidents involving a woman and a girl under the age of 16 that allegedly occurred in the Toronto area in 2016.

Hoggard has previously denied engaging in non-consensual sexual behaviour, but has said he acted in a way that objectifies women.

WATCH: Hedley’s Jacob Hoggard charged with three sexual offences

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