OTTOWA, Canada (WHTM) – According to several news outlets in Canada, a man freed by the Taliban last year has been arrested on sexual assault charges.
Joshua Boyle is the husband of former York County, Pennsylvania resident Caitlan Coleman. The couple and their three children were held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years after being captured during what they called a hiking vacation.
According to CTV News, Boyle is facing multiple charges in Canada, including eight counts of assault, two counts of sexual assault and two counts of unlawful confinement.
A court order has placed a ban on publishing any information that could identify victims or witnesses.
The alleged incidents are said to have occurred between October 14 and December 30.
The family returned to Ottowa, Canada on October 13 after being rescued from the Taliban.
Boyle’s lawyer, Eric Granger, told CTV News, “This is an individual, obviously, we all know has been through a lot. Is an individual, otherwise, who hasn’t been in trouble before and he’s presumed innocent of these charges.”
Boyle is still in custody. A court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.