TORONTO — The trial of Jacob Hoggard, the frontman for the Canadian rock band Hedley, has been pushed again to subsequent 12 months in gentle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hoggard, who pleaded not responsible at his preliminary listening to to sexual assault inflicting bodily hurt and sexual interference, was initially set to be tried in Toronto this month.
A brand new trial date was then set for April, however given ongoing courtroom delays and restrictions associated to the pandemic, it has now been postponed additional to Jan. 3, 2022.
Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard to face trial in intercourse assault case
Hoggard has opted to be tried by a jury, and new jury trials in Ontario have been placed on maintain till at the least Might to restrict the unfold of the virus.
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The pre-trial motions that had been scheduled to be heard Monday will now happen in April.
The singer was arrested and charged in 2018 in reference to alleged incidents involving a lady and an adolescent.
The complainants can’t be recognized as a result of a publication ban.
Jacob Hoggard case to go to trial
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