sexual assault

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Hoggard found guilty of sex assault against woman, acquitted on 2 other charges

Hedley frontman acquitted on charges related to 16-year-old fan

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
The Coastal GasLink pipeline near Parsnip River crossing in northern B.C., February 2022. The company is being sued by a former chef who worked at one of its remote camps. (Coastal GasLink photo)

Former chef of remote Coastal GasLink camp sues for sexual battery, unsanitary workplace

Woman says nothing was done after she was groped against her consent

The Coastal GasLink pipeline near Parsnip River crossing in northern B.C., February 2022. The company is being sued by a former chef who worked at one of its remote camps. (Coastal GasLink photo)
International Development Minister and Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada Minister Harjit Sajjan rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Monday, April 4, 2022. Sajjan says he told Canadian officials in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to ensure that women sexually assaulted by Russian troops get the help they need — including access to abortions if they wish. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ukrainian victims of sexual violence need reproductive health care: Sajjan

Women, girls coming to Canada will be given access to abortions if they want them, says minister

International Development Minister and Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada Minister Harjit Sajjan rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Monday, April 4, 2022. Sajjan says he told Canadian officials in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to ensure that women sexually assaulted by Russian troops get the help they need — including access to abortions if they wish. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Defence counsel Megan Savard questions Jacob Hoggard at his sex assault trial in Toronto, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and Justice Gillian Roberts (top left) look on in this artist’s sketch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould

Crown alleges Jacob Hoggard is ‘sexual opportunist’ who didn’t take no for an answer

Defence says Hedley singer disrespectful towards women, but is not a ‘sadistic serial rapist’

Defence counsel Megan Savard questions Jacob Hoggard at his sex assault trial in Toronto, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and Justice Gillian Roberts (top left) look on in this artist’s sketch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould
FILE - Kevin Spacey attends a pretrial hearing at district court in Nantucket, Mass, June 3, 2019. British prosecutors have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men. The Crown Prosecution Service said Thursday, May 26, 2022 that Spacey “has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Kevin Spacey charged in UK with 4 counts of sexual assault

Alleged incidents took place in London between March 2005 and August 2008

FILE - Kevin Spacey attends a pretrial hearing at district court in Nantucket, Mass, June 3, 2019. British prosecutors have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men. The Crown Prosecution Service said Thursday, May 26, 2022 that Spacey “has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Parents say the province needs to provide better information for students over issues of sexual harassment and violence using tools lke the ERASE website. Screenshot, B.C. government site
Parents say the province needs to provide better information for students over issues of sexual harassment and violence using tools lke the ERASE website. Screenshot, B.C. government site
Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard appears before Justice Gillian Roberts as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and lawyer Megan Savard (right) look on in Toronto on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in this artist’s sketch. A panel of jurors has been chosen to hear the sex assault trial of Hoggard. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould

Crown alleges Hedley singer violently raped teen girl, woman in 2016 incidents

Jacob Hoggard has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault causing bodily harm and sexual interference

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard appears before Justice Gillian Roberts as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and lawyer Megan Savard (right) look on in Toronto on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in this artist’s sketch. A panel of jurors has been chosen to hear the sex assault trial of Hoggard. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould
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UPDATE: Kelowna RCMP say piano teacher may have assaulted multiple students

RCMP are seeking more information about Neil Wong, 54

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Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard performs during the band’s final concert of their current tour in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday, March 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett

Sex assault trial getting underway for Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard

Hoggard pleaded not guilty to sexual assault causing bodily harm and sexual interference in 2019

Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard performs during the band’s final concert of their current tour in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday, March 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett
Students at high schools across B.C. have been organizing protests about the culture of consent (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

‘If you’re intoxicated, you cannot consent,’ reminds B.C. society after sex assault trial

In light of recent events the Elizabeth Fry Society informs on legality of sexual assault

Students at high schools across B.C. have been organizing protests about the culture of consent (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Sex offender Kenneth Kirton, 55, failed to return to his halfway house April 11, prompting a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest. (Courtesy Vancouver Police Department)

UPDATE: Missing high-risk sex offender arrested, returned to Vancouver

Kenneth Kirton, 55, failed to return to his halfway house April 11

Sex offender Kenneth Kirton, 55, failed to return to his halfway house April 11, prompting a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest. (Courtesy Vancouver Police Department)
Burnaby RCMP is seeking a sexual assault suspect from three incidents near Metrotown. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspect wanted in trio of Metrotown sexual assaults; Burnaby Mounties release description

Suspect described as Caucasian man in late 20s to early 30s

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Burnaby RCMP is seeking a sexual assault suspect from three incidents near Metrotown. (Black Press Media file photo)
Abbotsford Police warn the public to practice awareness when walking alone, avoid using their phone or headphones and to report suspicious people or activity to them. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Police investigate early-morning sexual assault on Sunday

Assault in business park on South Fraser Way appears to be ‘random incident,’ police say

Abbotsford Police warn the public to practice awareness when walking alone, avoid using their phone or headphones and to report suspicious people or activity to them. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)
Shaun Joshua Deacon is shown in an older photo (left) and an updated one from March 2022.

One of nation’s ‘most notorious child molesters’ being released in Abbotsford

Police issue public notification about Shaun Joshua Deacon

Shaun Joshua Deacon is shown in an older photo (left) and an updated one from March 2022.
A former Abbotsford high school teacher has been given a lifetime ban on teaching. (Abbotsford News file photo)

Lifetime teaching ban given to educator who sexually assaulted a youth in Abbotsford

High school teacher Henry Kang was sentenced in December 2020

A former Abbotsford high school teacher has been given a lifetime ban on teaching. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Images that the North Vancouver RCMP released to the public on March 9, eventually leading to the arrest of 22-year-old Jairus-Paul Covacha Sacramento.
Images that the North Vancouver RCMP released to the public on March 10, eventually leading to the arrest of 22-year-old Jairus-Paul Covacha Sacramento.

Mission man charged with sexual assault on North Vancouver trail

Charges laid on 22-year-old Jairus-Paul Covacha Sacramento on March 12

Images that the North Vancouver RCMP released to the public on March 9, eventually leading to the arrest of 22-year-old Jairus-Paul Covacha Sacramento.
Images that the North Vancouver RCMP released to the public on March 10, eventually leading to the arrest of 22-year-old Jairus-Paul Covacha Sacramento.
Deepak Sharma of Abbotsford has been sentenced for the sexual assault of one of his cab passengers in West Vancouver in January 2019.

No jail time for former Abbotsford Hindu temple president convicted of sexual assault

Deepak Sharma receives house arrest for assaulting passenger when he was a cab driver

Deepak Sharma of Abbotsford has been sentenced for the sexual assault of one of his cab passengers in West Vancouver in January 2019.
FILE – Hundreds of people protested in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, in a #MeToo demonstration sparked by allegations of sexual improprieties linked to a popular Dutch TV talent show. The demonstration on Amsterdam’s Museumplein square was organized following reports of inappropriate sexual behavior, ranging from WhatsApp messages to an allegation of rape, linked to “The Voice of Holland.” (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

B.C. brings back ‘stable funding’ for sexual assault response services after 2002 reversal

Starting in 2023, $10 million will be made available annually to service providers

FILE – Hundreds of people protested in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, in a #MeToo demonstration sparked by allegations of sexual improprieties linked to a popular Dutch TV talent show. The demonstration on Amsterdam’s Museumplein square was organized following reports of inappropriate sexual behavior, ranging from WhatsApp messages to an allegation of rape, linked to “The Voice of Holland.” (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

RCMP issue warning after man charged with sexual assault in park near UBC

Police urge people in parks to be cautious

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

RCMP issue warning after woman sexually assaulted in Lynn Canyon Park

Woman was groped while in the North Shore park at about 1:30 p.m.

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)