Hoggard performing in 2008
|Jacob William Hoggard|
|Born||9 July 1984|
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
|Origin||Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Hedley, Artists Against Bullying|
Jacob William Hoggard (born 9 July 1984) is a Canadian singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the pop-rock band Hedley. Before Hedley was formed, Hoggard competed on the second season of Canadian Idol, in 2004; he placed third.
Jacob Hoggard was born on 9 July 1984, in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. He was raised in Abbotsford, British Columbia and Surrey, British Columbia. He is of partial Italian origin. He was educated in Surrey, British Columbia at Senator Reid Elementary School and Mennonite Educational Institute, Yale Secondary School in Abbotsford and at L.A. Matheson Secondary School, he was also in the City Central Learning Center.
In 2005, Hoggard and his band members were suspects in a sexual assault case where a minor was found unconscious and shoeless outside a London, Ontario venue where the band had played. Rohypnol was present in the victim's blood. The police investigation ended when the victim refused a rape kit and the band sent the venue management a letter stating any discussion of the incident would result in a lawsuit.
On 25 February 2018, an Ottawa woman accused Hoggard of raping her after the pair met on Tinder in November 2016. Attorneys for Hoggard denied the allegations in a statement sent to CBC News on his behalf, stating that their interaction was consensual.
In February he announced that he would be stepping away from his career indefinitely following Hedley's tour.
On 5 March 2018, a Toronto woman also accused Hoggard of rape, detailing an encounter she had with him in March 2013. Hoggard stated that this, too, was consensual, and that the allegations were "startling and categorically untrue". The identities of both women have been withheld for their privacy.
On 23 July 2018, Hoggard was charged with one count of sexual interference and two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm, involving a girl under 16 and a woman. His trial date was scheduled to begin on 28 November 2018. On 23 August 2019, it was announced that Hoggard's trial would begin on September 27.
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