The second plaintiff is expected to testify today in the sexual assault trial of Jacob Hoggard


A second woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard is expected to give evidence at her sexual assault trial today.

Hoggard, the leader of the Hedley band, pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm and one of sexual interference, a charge related to sexual touching of a person under 16.

An agreed statement of facts indicates that he had a sexual relationship with each of the complainants after they came to his hotel on separate occasions in the fall of 2016. Neither woman can be identified by virtue of a publication ban.

The other complainant, who was 16 at the time, testified that Hoggard repeatedly raped her vaginally and orally, and attempted to do so anally, on September 30, 2016.

She told the court she was brought to the hotel from Hoggard by limo and expected them to spend part of the day together shopping and sightseeing.

The defense suggested they had consensual sex and the teenager made up a ‘rape story’ because she was embarrassed at being ‘used’ by a rock star she had developed romantic feelings for.