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Hedley singer charged in sexual assault investigation

Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard has been arrested on sexual assault charges. This press release came from Toronto police Monday afternoon.

Jacob Hoggard, 34, charged in Sexual Assault investigation,
Man’s photograph released,
Police concerned there may be other victims
Broadcast time: 16:45
Monday, July 23, 2018

Sex Crimes

Case #: 2018-505486

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

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, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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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