Hedley Frontman Jacob Hoggard Charged with Sexual Assault


By Mon., July 23, 2018

Former Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard has been charged by Toronto and Peel Regional police with sexual assault after numerous allegations were brought forth against the singer.

In a joint news release from the two police services, police say a man met two different women on separate occasions in 2016 over three dates. They allege that the man sexually assaulted both women.


In a news release Toronto police issued this photo of Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard, now facing a charge of sexual interference and two charges of sexual assault causing bodily harm.  (TORONTO POLICE)
Jacob Hoggard, right, frontman for the rock group Hedley, performs during the band’s concert in Halifax on Friday, February 23, 2018.  (DARREN CALABRESE / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

On Monday, the 34-year-old singer was arrested. Hoggard, a Vancouver resident, is facing a charge of sexual interference as well as two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm.

The Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes unit has been officially investigating Hoggard since March.

The band has been on an “indefinite hiatus,” as announced on their Twitter on February 28 following countless sexual assault allegations being brought against the frontman. A Calgary radio host alleged that he had made lewd comments and touched her rear during a photo op, and an Ottawa woman told CBC that he assaulted her in a hotel room. The CBC published another report weeks later of a Toronto woman who alleged Hoggard tried to force her to do things without her consent during a sexual encounter in 2016.



  1. This front man is no longer a Canadian rock star. I never thought the band produced any really good music but made the cut in Canada because of Canadian content rules. Maybe too much touching between concerts has finally caught up with the lead singer. The band had a reputation for the parties and drinking too much.

  2. Sorry, I recall when Katie Summers at AMP in Calgary came forward she was accused of using this to further her career.


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