TORONTO – A lady who alleges she was raped by Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard in a Toronto lodge room greater than 5 years in the past is anticipated to take the stand once more immediately at his intercourse assault trial.
The Ottawa lady, who’s the second complainant within the trial, testified earlier this week that she got here throughout the Hedley frontman on the relationship app Tinder in November 2016 and, later that month, agreed to satisfy him to have intercourse.
She mentioned as soon as she joined him at a lodge, Hoggard raped her anally, vaginally and orally, and at one level choked her exhausting sufficient she thought she would possibly die.
Defence legal professionals have urged she was injured throughout consensual intercourse and made up rape allegations after Hoggard misplaced curiosity in her.
Hoggard has pleaded not responsible to 2 counts of sexual assault inflicting bodily hurt and one among sexual interference, a cost that refers back to the sexual touching of an individual beneath 16.
The opposite complainant, who was 16 on the time, has testified Hoggard raped her vaginally and orally, and tried to take action anally, in September 2016.
An agreed assertion of details says Hoggard had a sexual encounter with every complainant on separate events within the fall of 2016.
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