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Court proceedings against Hedley frontman who faces sex charges put over until Aug. 15

Last Updated Jul 26, 2018 at 3:45 pm EDT

Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard was arrested on July 23, 2018, in connection with two sexual assaults in 2016. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

The case against Jacob Hoggard, the frontman of the band Hedley who faces three sex-related charges, has been put over until August 15.

His lawyer, Ian Smith, appeared in a Toronto courtroom Thursday and the judge granted a publication ban on the case proceedings.

Hoggard, 34, was arrested Monday and charged with one count of sexual interference and two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm.

Toronto police said the charges relate to three separate incidents involving a woman and a girl that allegedly occurred in 2016.

Officers would not provide any additional comment on the case or the charges.

Hoggard, who is from Vancouver, has previously denied ever engaging in non-consensual sexual behaviour, but has said he behaved in a way that objectifies women.

The Vancouver-based band played its last show before an “indefinite hiatus” in Kelowna, B.C., on March 24.

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