Omar Khadr

Once held by the Taliban, now held by Canada on charges of sexual assault

Once held by the Taliban, now held by Canada on charges of sexual assault

A Canadian man recently freed with his American wife and children after years of being held hostage in Afghanistan has been arrested and faces at least a dozen charges, including sexual assault, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Attorney Eric Granger said Joshua Boyle also faces assault and forcible confinement charges.

Boyle, his wife, Caitlan, and their three children were rescued last year in Pakistan, five years after the couple were abducted by a Taliban-linked militant group while on a backpacking trip in neighboring Afghanistan. The children were born in captivity.

A hearing on the case was scheduled for Wednesday in Ottawa, but the lawyer said Boyle would not attend in...

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