They are one of Canada’s biggest band he’s the lead singer. Toronto police say the charge is a reult of a 4-month investigation. Hoggard, who is 34, turned himself in this morning.

He’s been charged with two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm and one count of sexual interference. Under the Criminal Code, the charge of sexual interference is only laid if the alleged victim is under the age of 16. Hoggard is accused of sexually assaulting two women on separate occasions while in Toronto. We do know that one of them is a 24-year old Ottawa woman who first met the singer in 2016 via Tinder and claims she was raped.

These allegations where in full force during their last earlier this year with some people using the twitter hashtag #OutHedley2K18. The band also decided to go on hiatus aftet this.

According to the Police statement they are concerned there may be more victims.

Hedley have seven studio albums all of them have reached the Top 10 on the Canadian albums chart. Their “Hello” album reached #1 in 2015. They have 18 Canadian Top 40 Hits. – by John Beaudin

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John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.

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