Cross-examination continues for 2nd plaintiff in Hoggard trial


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Cross-examination is expected to continue this afternoon for an Ottawa woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard.

The woman, who is one of two plaintiffs in the case, testified on Tuesday that she agreed to meet the singer in Toronto for sex in November 2016, but did not consent to it. that had happened in his hotel room.

She told the court that Hoggard raped her anally, vaginally and orally, and at one point choked her so hard she thought she might die.

WATCH | An Ottawa-area woman is the second to testify about Hoggard in a sexual assault trial:

2nd woman testifies in alleged sexual assault in Hedley frontman’s trial

An Ottawa-area woman is the second accuser to testify about alleged sexual abuse suffered by Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard. 2:03

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 plaintiffs on separate occasions in the fall of 2016. It is agreed that Hoggard arranged transportation in both cases.

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

Neither plaintiff can be identified under a publication ban.