[Part 1 of 5]

CONTENT WARNING: Graphic details of violent sexual assault and allegations involving a minor.

FROM CANADIAN IDOL TO CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER

As frontman for the pop-rock band Hedley, Jacob Hoggard was known for pushing boundaries—both on and off the stage.

By 2022 he would also be known as one of Canada's most notorious sex offenders. How did his behaviour go unchecked for so long?

This series explores how the rise and downfall of Jacob Hoggard in the era of #metoo, and how myths around consent, rape and groupie culture continue to dominate the social discourse... and our criminal justice system.

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Release schedule

To be released weekly on November 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

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