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Freed hostage Joshua Boyle faces 15 criminal charges

Sun Online Desk     3rd January, 2018 09:43:05 printer

Freed hostage Joshua Boyle faces 15 criminal charges

 

A Canadian man who was held hostage for five years by a Taliban-linked insurgent group has been arrested.

 

Joshua Boyle, 34, is facing a total of 15 charges including assault and unlawful confinement, according to Canadian media.

 

Pakistani soldiers rescued Mr Boyle, his US wife, Caitlan Coleman, and their children in October.

 

The couple were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012 and had three children while in captivity.

 

The Toronto Star, citing court documents, reported on Tuesday that Mr Boyle faced eight assault charges, two sexual assault charges, two unlawful confinement charges, one count of misleading police, uttering death threats and causing someone to take a noxious substance.

 

The charges were filed on January 1.

 

Mr Boyle is scheduled to appear in court 3 January.

 

The couple were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network.

 

After their release, Mr Boyle told the media that their captors had killed a fourth child and said they had raped his wife.

 

The couple have been living in Canada since their rescue, reports BBC.

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