Hedley singer sentenced to five years in prison

Hedley singer sentenced to five years in prison

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Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday after being convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in a Toronto hotel room in 2016 .

His name will also be on the sex offender registry for 20 years.

Jacob Hoggard was convicted on June 5 of sexually assaulting and causing bodily harm to an Ottawa woman in her 20s at the time.

The Crown had asked for a sentence of six to seven years in prison, while the defense had asked that Mr Hoggard be kept behind bars for only three to four years.

He was also acquitted charges of touching and sexual assault on teenage girls who were 15 and 16 years old respectively at the time of the alleged acts.

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The jury reached this verdict after six days of deliberations.

During the trial, Mr. Hoggard , 38, defended himself by assuring that the sexual relations were consensual lles and he pleaded not guilty. The defense alleged that the women sought revenge by accusing the singer of assault after being rejected by him.