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Court to learn whether Hoggard opts for jury in northern Ontario sexual assault case

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Former Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard sentenced to 5 years in prison
Former Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard sentenced to 5 years in prison – Oct 20, 2022

An Ontario court is expected to learn next week whether Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard will decide to be tried for sexual assault before a judge or a jury in northern Ontario.

A lawyer for the Hedley frontman made a brief appearance virtually on Thursday before a Haileybury, Ont., court.

Hoggard is facing a sexual assault charge for an incident alleged to have taken place on June 25, 2016, in Kirkland Lake, Ont.

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The lawyer says Hoggard’s team will file his decision on whether or not the trial goes before a jury in time for the singer’s next scheduled court date on Dec. 14.

The defence says they were still reviewing a disclosure of evidence they got from Crown counsel this week.

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Hoggard was granted bail in a separate case in October after launching an appeal of his five-year sentence for sexually assaulting an Ottawa woman.

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