Jurors in Hoggard trial ask questions related to consent, review more testimony

Juries in the sexual assault trial of Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard asked more questions about consent on Sunday as deliberations continued for a sixth day.

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The jury asked the judge to explain how a complainant’s words and actions could be used to try to create a reasonable doubt about his evidence relating to his mood at the time of the alleged incident, without using stereotypes and On perceptions of how sexual assault victims should behave.

It sought examples relating to the second complainant, an Ottawa woman who had met Hoggard on the dating app Tinder in November 2016 and visited her in Toronto later that month.

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The jury also asked to clarify what would represent real, rather than intentional, ignorance of the complainant’s lack of consent.

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Hoggard, the lead vocalist of the Hedley band, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of sexual assault that causes bodily harm and one sexual interference, a charge that refers to the…

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