Former Taliban Hostage, Facing Charges

A Canadian man recently freed with his wife and young children after years of being held hostage in Afghanistan is scheduled to appear in an Ottawa court today to face 15 charges.

Court documents show Joshua Boyle is charged with eight counts of assault, two of sexual assault, two of unlawful confinement, one count of causing someone to “take a noxious thing,” uttering a death threat and misleading a police officer.

The purported acts allegedly occurred after Boyle and his family returned to Canada last fall.

Boyle and his American wife Caitlan Coleman were taken hostage in

2012 by a Taliban-linked group while backpacking in Afghanistan.

Coleman was pregnant at the time and the couple had three children in captivity.

(CP, pic: CBC)

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