Canadian, 34, who was extricated with spouse and children after nearly five years old, also faced accusations in Ottawa of forceful custody and constituting death threats
Joshua Boyle, the Canadian man held hostage by Taliban-linked militants for nearly five years, briefly appeared in an Ottawa court via videolink on Wednesday after being arrested on more than a dozen prices including forcible intercourse, forcible incarceration and breathing a death menace.
Boyle was rescued in late 2017 in Pakistan, along with his American partner, Caitlan Coleman, and their three young children, all of whom were born in confinement. The marry had been abducted while jaunting through a mountainous region of Afghanistan. Coleman was more than six months pregnant at the time.
This week police in Ottawa laid 15 charges against Boyle, including eight tallies of assault, two countings of carnal abuse, two counts of unauthorized limitation and one count of delivering death threats.
Boyle was also charged with one count of obliging private individuals to ingest a injurious substance, described as an anti-depressant, and one count of misleading police, according to field papers. None of the allegations have been proven in tribunal.
The occurrences are alleged to have has just taken place in recent months, following the family’s return to Canada. A publication restriction avoids the alleged scapegoats from being identified.