Plaintiffs continue to be cross-examined in Jacob Hogard’s sexual assault trial


Court Secretary, Judge Gillian Roberts, Plaintiff # 1, Defense Kelly Slate, and Jacob Hogard are shown in this court sketch at Hogard’s trial in Toronto on May 6, 2022.

Cross-examination is expected to continue today for women who claim to have been sexually assaulted by Canadian musician Jacob Hogard as a teenager.

Hogard pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault that caused physical harm and one of the alleged sexual interventions associated with sexual contact with someone under the age of 16.

The women began to testify on Thursday, met Hogard several times at his band Hedley’s concerts and fan events, met and greeted him at the age of 15 in April 2016, and then began sending messages to each other. rice field.

She testified that the message became romantic and sexual over time, and Hogard told her that she loved her and saw the future with her.

A few weeks after she started sending text messages, she groped her behind the scenes at the show and raped her vaginal and verbal in a hotel room in the Toronto area at the age of 16 in the fall of 2016. Insisted.

According to a statement of facts agreed, Hogard had a sexual encounter with her at the hotel on September 30, 2016.

According to the document, he also had a sexual encounter with another woman, the second plaintiff in the case, on November 22 of that year.

The petitioner cannot be identified under a publishing ban or multiple witnesses.

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