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Canada Joshua Boyle to appear in court today

16:50  08 january  2018
16:50  08 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

Joshua Boyle, Canadian hostage in Afghanistan, arrested and faces list of charges in Ottawa

  Joshua Boyle, Canadian hostage in Afghanistan, arrested and faces list of charges in Ottawa OTTAWA—Joshua Boyle, the Canadian man who was held hostage with his American wife and children for five years in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has been arrested and charged with assault, unlawful confinement and other offences that are alleged to have occurred in the weeks since his dramatic rescue from captivity in October.Boyle, 34, appeared in Ottawa court on New Year’s Day and remains in police custody.There is a court order that prevents publication of information that would identify any of the alleged victims.Boyle faces 15 charges, according to a court document outlining the allegations.

OTTAWA – Former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle is to appear in an Ottawa court today for a bail hearing. Boyle was arrested by Ottawa police late last month and made his first court appearance on New Year’s Day facing 15 charges, including eight counts of assault, two of sexual assault

Boyle appeared for about one minute at the hearing via videolink from an Ottawa detention center, wearing an orange jumpsuit and sporting a wispy beard. Court documents allege the crimes were committed after his return to Canada. The court has ordered a publication ban on the identities of his

OTTAWA - Former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle is to appear in an Ottawa court today for a bail hearing.

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Boyle was arrested by Ottawa police late last month and made his first court appearance on New Year's Day facing 15 charges, including eight counts of assault, two of sexual assault, two of unlawful confinement and one count of causing someone to take a noxious thing.

The charges against the 34-year-old relate to two alleged victims, but a court order prohibits the publication of any details that might identify them or any witnesses.

None of the charges — for offences alleged to have occurred between Oct. 14 and Dec. 30 after Boyle returned to Canada from his Afghan captivity —have been proven in court.

Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, were taken hostage in 2012 by a Taliban-linked group while on a backpacking trip in Afghanistan.

The couple, and the three children they had during their five years in captivity, were finally freed by Pakistani forces last October.

Former hostage Joshua Boyle remanded again, returns to court Jan. 26 .
OTTAWA—Joshua Boyle will remain in custody until at least Jan. 26, after he was remanded again Monday during his fourth court appearance since he was arrested two weeks ago. The 34-year-old former hostage in Afghanistan and Pakistan faces 15 charges that include eight counts of assault, two counts of sexual assault, two counts of unlawful confinement and one count each of uttering death threats, misleading police, and giving someone a noxious substance.

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