Former Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle appeared briefly on Wednesday in connection with the 15 charges against him, including 2 for sexual assault.
The appearance of Boyle, who was recently released with his wife and young children after being detained for several years by a group associated with the Taliban in Afghanistan, was videoconferenced before Judge Norman Boxall. The case has been adjourned until Monday.
According to court documents, the 34-year-old man, who was arrested Tuesday in Ottawa, faces 15 charges, including 8 for assault, 2 for sexual assault, 2 for forcible confinement, and one for assault. have pushed a person to “consume something harmful, ie Trazodone”, an antidepressant.
Joshua Boyle is also accused of uttering death threats and misleading a police officer.
A publication ban prohibits disclosure of details that could identify victims.
The alleged acts were alleged to have occurred between October 14 and December 30 after the Boyle family returned to Canada following his release.
Boyle and his American-born wife, Caitlan Coleman, were taken hostage in 2012 by a Taliban-related group while traveling in Afghanistan.
At the time of their abduction, Ms. Coleman was pregnant. The couple had three children during their captivity.
In all, Joshua Boyle will face 15 counts:
- eight for assault;
- two for sexual assault;
- two for sequestration;
- one for uttering death threats;
- one for administering a deleterious substance;
- one for misleading the police.