Robert: Jacob Hoggard of Hedley arrested, charged with sex offences

Jacob Hoggard of Hedley has been charged with three sexual offences according to Toronto authorities.

Police say Hoggard, 34, was arrested Monday and will appear in court on Thursday. He has been charged with one count of sexual interference and two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm. The offences date back to 2016 after a man met with two women on separate occasions. Police would not provide any additional information.

Accusations against Hoggard began surfacing earlier this year, detailing inappropriate encounters with young fans. Hoggard also faced allegations including groping and making inappropriate sexual remarks to a radio host in Calgary seven years ago. Hoggard has denied ever engaging in non-consensual sexual behaviour, but has admitted to behaving in a way that objectifies women. He has since apologized.

Following the allegations, the band decided to take an “indefinite hiatus” back in March.

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