Joshua Boyle, a Canadian hostage who was held in captivity with his family by the Taliban in 2012, was arrested Monday. He faces numerous charges, including sexual assault and forcible confinement.
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.
According to the court documents, the facts occurred in Ottawa between October 14 and December 30, 2017.
The 34-year-old is still in detention and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning.
“Mr. Boyle is presumed innocent. He never got into trouble before. No evidence has been presented yet, which is normal at this point, “said lawyer Eric Granger by email.
“We are waiting to receive the evidence and defend it against these charges. ”