Jacob Hoggard sexual assault trial: Jurors to proceed deliberating Thursday

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Jurors are to renew deliberations right now within the sexual assault trial of Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard.

The jury started deliberating Tuesday afternoon after receiving detailed directions from the choose on the authorized rules it ought to apply in weighing the proof.

Hoggard, the lead singer of the band Hedley, has pleaded not responsible to 2 counts of sexual assault inflicting bodily hurt and certainly one of sexual interference, a cost that refers back to the sexual touching of somebody underneath 16.

Prosecutors allege he violently and repeatedly raped a teenage fan and a younger Ottawa lady in separate incidents within the fall of 2016.

In addition they allege he groped the teenager after a Hedley present in Toronto in April 2016, when she was 15.

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The defence contends the complainants had consensual intercourse with Hoggard and lied about it later to cowl up their embarrassment after being rejected

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