Jacob Hoggard trial: Jurors assessment extra testimony

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Toronto –

Jurors within the sexual assault trial of Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard reviewed extra testimony Saturday as deliberations continued for a fifth day.

The jury has twice advised the court docket it can not attain a unanimous verdict on “some” of the counts within the case, however the decide has requested them to maintain making an attempt.

On Friday night, jurors requested the court docket to replay the testimony given by Hoggard and the second complainant concerning their encounter on Nov. 22, 2016.

They continued listening to it Saturday and in addition requested to listen to a part of the primary complainant’s testimony. They’re anticipated to proceed listening to that recording Sunday.

Hoggard, the frontman for the band Hedley, has pleaded not responsible to 2 counts of sexual assault inflicting bodily hurt and considered one of sexual interference, a cost that refers back to the sexual touching of somebody underneath 16.

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Prosecutors allege Hoggard violently and repeatedly raped a teenage fan and a younger Ottawa girl within the fall of 2016, and that he groped the teenager after a Hedley present within the spring of 2016, when she was 15.

The defence argues Hoggard by no means touched the teenager sexually earlier than she turned 16, and that his sexual encounters with each complainants have been consensual.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed June 4, 2022.

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