Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard closes out 2018 by getting married on New Year's Eve

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      After making headlines in 2018 for two alleged sexual assaults, Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard closed out the year by getting married in Vancouver on December 31.

      The 34-year-old frontman wed 28-year-old actress Rebekah Asselstine, noted for appearances on Supergirl and the 2018 Hallmark film Road to Christmas.

      The couple tied the knot in the Terminal City Club’s 250-capacity Metropolitan Ballroom. The evening including, as captured on Instagram, Hoggard serenading his new bride while sitting at a grand piano.

      In February an Ottawa woman accused Hoggard of rape after a past encounter, with a Toronto woman coming forward in March with more allegations.

      Hoggard has stated that both incidents were consensual. He was charged in July with one count of sexual interference and two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm involving a woman and a girl under 16.

      The case returns court in May to confirm the date of the preliminary hearing.

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