The trial was four years in the making, and it took a month to come up with sentencing because the Ottawa woman’s details of Hoggard’s assault were that disgusting.
Jacob Hoggard being sentenced to 5 years for sexual assault sounds like a slap on the wrist to a lot of people but it's one of the most serious sentences I've seen in my career.
3 out of 1,000 victims get a conviction at all and it's often just probation or jail on weekends. pic.twitter.com/EF5BxIM25J
— Julie S. Lalonde (@JulieSLalonde) October 20, 2022
If there are two victims, there are probably dozens.
Hoggard’s sentence reflected that, and Justice Gillian Roberts said she believed every ounce of the victim’s story. She sentenced Hoggard to 5 long years, and Hoggard is in chains waiting for a bail review.
I can’t imagine he gets bail based on his getting sentenced to 5 years for raping a woman. He’s waiting for another sexual assault rape trial as well – let’s hope that plays in his bail hearing, so Jakie Boy gets to hold some pockets for an extended period.
In giving her sentence- Justice Gillian Roberts called it a “manipulative and degrading “ rape. When this trial began there were two complaints: the sex assault of an Ottawa woman and a 16yo teen. Jury only convicted on the 23yo’s evidence. Crown acknowledges the difficult case pic.twitter.com/K38Tubi3aM
— Judy Trinh (@judyatrinh) October 20, 2022
Hoggard isn’t going to fare well in jail at 5’5 with all that facial hair.
I repeat the words of Justice Roberts – “Good luck in there, fella.”