Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard to face 2-day preliminary hearing in July
Jacob Hoggard, 34, is seen in this image provided by Toronto police.
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, May 6, 2019 3:47PM PDT
Last Updated Monday, May 6, 2019 5:49PM PDT
TORONTO - An Ontario court has confirmed a two-day preliminary hearing will be held in July in the sex assault case of Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard.
Toronto police arrested Hoggard last summer and charged him with two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm and one count of sexual interference.
Police say the charges relate to three different incidents involving a girl under the age of 16 and a woman that allegedly took place in the Toronto area in 2016.
Hoggard has previously denied engaging in non-consensual sexual behaviour, but has said he acted in a way that objectifies women.
Allegations of sexual misconduct emerged before the charges were laid, which prompted Hedley to go on an indefinite hiatus.
During a brief hearing Monday, the court confirmed that the preliminary hearing is set for July 11 and 12.