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P.E.I. judge finds Jeffrey Hogg guilty of sexual assault, again

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Found guilty a second time of sexually assaulting a woman he met through dating website Plenty of Fish

For the second time, Jeffrey Lea Hogg has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman he met through a dating website.

Hogg was in provincial court in Charlottetown Wednesday afternoon where it took Chief Judge Nancy Orr about half an hour to deliver her guilty verdict.

As she read her decision, Orr said she didn’t find Hogg to be a credible witness.

“His explanations are not logical,” Orr said.

Hogg was accused of sexually assaulting a woman he met through the online dating website, Plenty of Fish.

The victim testified Hogg promised her a job and when she met him on his boat to talk about it he sexually assaulted her in the cabin.

Her infant daughter was on the boat in a stroller at the time.

On Wednesday, Orr listed many of the lies Hogg told the woman before they met, including that he claimed his name was Adam and that his parents owned a home near Disneyworld.

Hogg shut down his Plenty of Fish profile about a week after he created it and changed his cellphone number after meeting the woman on the boat.

MORE: Prior record

In court, Hogg kept his head down for most of the time Orr spoke and he showed no emotion once she read the guilty verdict.

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During the trial, Hogg testified he didn’t offer the victim a job, but he did talk to her about a fantasy involving having sex with his secretary.

Orr said that explanation didn’t make sense.

She also said Hogg testified the victim was the sexual aggressor on the boat, but that was contrary to text messages sent between the two, in which the woman told him she didn’t want anything sexual.

That the victim suddenly became sexually aggressive made no sense and wasn’t believable, Orr said.

In assessing the victim’s credibility, Orr said she provided evidence in a logical manner and provided details about the incident.

Orr found her credible except for one detail involving whether or not a light was on in the boat’s cabin.

Considering all the evidence, Orr said the Crown proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Hogg committed sexual assault.

After hearing the verdict, the victim wiped tears from her eyes as she sat near the front of the courtroom.

Hogg’s conviction isn’t his first as he was sentenced in 2012 to 27 months in prison for sexually assaulting a woman he met on Plenty of Fish.

His next court date is scheduled for June 6 to set a date for sentencing.

Ryan.Ross@tc.tc

Twitter.com/ryanrross

For the second time, Jeffrey Lea Hogg has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman he met through a dating website.

Hogg was in provincial court in Charlottetown Wednesday afternoon where it took Chief Judge Nancy Orr about half an hour to deliver her guilty verdict.

As she read her decision, Orr said she didn’t find Hogg to be a credible witness.

“His explanations are not logical,” Orr said.

Hogg was accused of sexually assaulting a woman he met through the online dating website, Plenty of Fish.

The victim testified Hogg promised her a job and when she met him on his boat to talk about it he sexually assaulted her in the cabin.

Her infant daughter was on the boat in a stroller at the time.

On Wednesday, Orr listed many of the lies Hogg told the woman before they met, including that he claimed his name was Adam and that his parents owned a home near Disneyworld.

Hogg shut down his Plenty of Fish profile about a week after he created it and changed his cellphone number after meeting the woman on the boat.

MORE: Prior record

In court, Hogg kept his head down for most of the time Orr spoke and he showed no emotion once she read the guilty verdict.

RELATED: Man accused of sexual assault takes the stand in Charlottetown

RELATED: Kensington man convicted of sexual assault granted parole

During the trial, Hogg testified he didn’t offer the victim a job, but he did talk to her about a fantasy involving having sex with his secretary.

Orr said that explanation didn’t make sense.

She also said Hogg testified the victim was the sexual aggressor on the boat, but that was contrary to text messages sent between the two, in which the woman told him she didn’t want anything sexual.

That the victim suddenly became sexually aggressive made no sense and wasn’t believable, Orr said.

In assessing the victim’s credibility, Orr said she provided evidence in a logical manner and provided details about the incident.

Orr found her credible except for one detail involving whether or not a light was on in the boat’s cabin.

Considering all the evidence, Orr said the Crown proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Hogg committed sexual assault.

After hearing the verdict, the victim wiped tears from her eyes as she sat near the front of the courtroom.

Hogg’s conviction isn’t his first as he was sentenced in 2012 to 27 months in prison for sexually assaulting a woman he met on Plenty of Fish.

His next court date is scheduled for June 6 to set a date for sentencing.

Ryan.Ross@tc.tc

Twitter.com/ryanrross

Prior history

Jeffrey Lea Hogg was convicted after a trial in 2012 and sentenced to 27 months in prison for sexually assaulting a woman he met through the dating website, Plenty of Fish.

Hogg was accused of raping a woman in the back of his truck while it was parked in a field where he took her while they were on a date.

He successfully appealed the verdict in the P.E.I. Court of Appeal, but the Supreme Court of Canada overturned that decision.

A parole report from that sentence referred to a psychological assessment report that estimated his risk of sexual recidivism was in the low moderate range.

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