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Sex crime unit investigating allegations against Hedley's frontman

Last Updated Mar 17, 2018 at 11:06 am EDT

Jacob Hoggard, right, frontman for the rock group Hedley, performs during the band's concert in Halifax on Friday, February 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Toronto police say their sex crime unit is investigating allegations against Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard.

Police spokeswoman Katrina Arrogante says no charges have been laid against the Canadian musician, but an investigation is ongoing.

Arrogante says she could not confirm the specifics of the allegations.

In statements late last month, Hoggard and the Vancouver-based band said Hedley will be taking an “indefinite hiatus” after the end of their Canada-wide tour later this month.

The former MuchMusic darlings have been under fire since sexual misconduct allegations began surfacing online last month, suggesting inappropriate encounters with young fans.

Hoggard also has been facing mounting allegations, which include groping and making inappropriate sexual remarks to a Calgary radio host seven years ago. Last month, a CBC story also recounted a 24-year-old woman’s allegation that Hoggard sexually assaulted her in a hotel two years ago.