Hedley Frontman Charged with Sexual Assault


The Toronto Police Service (TPS) and the Peel Regional Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a Sexual Assault investigation.

Toronto police have charged the frontman of the rock band Hedley with three sexual offences involving two women. Police say 34-year-old Jacob Hoggard was arrested Monday and is scheduled to appear in a Toronto courtroom on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

It is alleged that:

– on three dates in 2016, a man met with two women on separate occasions

– the man committed a Sexual Assault on each of them.

On Monday, July 23, 2018, Jacob Hoggard, 34, of Vancouver, was arrested. He was charged with:

1) Sexual Interference
2) two counts of Sexual Assault Causing Bodily Harm

He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Thursday, July 26, 2018, 2 p.m., room 111.

Police are concerned there may be other victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474 Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at http://www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.

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  1. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that he has money? I’ll be interested to find out the facts, and if there is hard evidence to support the women’s claims!

    • Elizabeth Fantham like I said, I’ll believe hard evidence over word of mouth… peoples lives are ruined because of this kind of thing, I don’t take it lightly and know one else should either!

    • It is extremely rare that accusations are false. And of course they would be charged for lying to police. Now about the VICTIMS. The police think there are more…..but what do they know.

    • Tracey Drexler it’s not a “me too” movement. It is a police investigation in which they had enough evidence to charge this person with multiple counts of sexual assault and sexual interference. So much so that the POLICE took the initiative to not only release his name, but also his photo because they believe there are MULTIPLE victims. Who cares though right? Gtfo

    • Elizabeth Fantham do you not follow the news? This stemed from the ridiculously out of control me too movement. All these girls were sharing their stories on Twitter about rough sex with him and the main one said he flew her out to Toronto and she spent 3 nights in the hotel with him allegedly being assaulted but said nothinv to anyone and didn’t ask to leave. Room service was ordered and she didn’t say a damn word. These are all salty women who are pissed off that kt was just a fling so apparently its sexual assault now. Im scared for when my sons grow up. This is out of control. Sex with a dom does not equal rape. It will be thrown out just like Gomeshi!

    • Elizabeth Fantham where are your statistics on that? Maybe go to prisons where people are labeled murders and rapists, and years down the road it wasn’t them and they are let go… 20-30 years later! Don’t put words in my mouth lady, I don’t condone any type of crime on anyone, especially sexual conducts of women of any age! All I said was there needs to be hard facts in this situation and shouldn’t be taken lightly!

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