Joshua Boyle, former Taliban hostage, in court on sexual assault charges - News Summed Up

Joshua Boyle, former Taliban hostage, in court on sexual assault charges


Boyle was rescued in late 2017 in Pakistan, along with his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, and their three young children, all of whom were born in captivity. Shortly after landing in Canada, Boyle, 34, told reporters that his wife had been raped and one of their children was killed. This week police in Ottawa laid 15 charges against Boyle, including eight counts of assault, two counts of sexual assault, two counts of unlawful confinement and one count of uttering death threats. Play Video 1:33 Canadian man Joshua Boyle tells of brutal treatment by Afghan kidnappers – videoAfter a brief court appearance on New Year’s Day, Boyle remains in police custody. He’s never been in trouble before,” his lawyer Eric Granger told the Guardian in an email.


Source: The Guardian January 03, 2018 01:18 UTC


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