December 19, 2018 11:42 am
Updated: December 19, 2018 11:44 am

Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard has preliminary hearing set for sex assault case

A preliminary hearing has been set for Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard in sexual assault case.

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TORONTO – A preliminary hearing has been set for July in the sex assault case of Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard.

Hoggard, 34, was not in a Toronto courtroom on Wednesday when the hearing was set for July 11 and 12.

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Toronto police arrested the singer over the summer and charged him with one count of sexual interference and two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm.

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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.

READ MORE: Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard charged with sexual assault

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

Allegations of sexual misconduct emerged before the charges were laid, which prompted Hedley to go on an indefinite hiatus.

Hoggard’s case will return to court in May to confirm the date of the preliminary hearing.

VIDEO: Lawyer for Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard refuses to comment, says matter is before the courts

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