Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Bail Hearing for Former Afghanistan Hostage Joshua Boyle Stretches into Tuesday

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Bail Hearing for Former Afghanistan Hostage Joshua Boyle Stretches into Tuesday

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Joshua Boyle waiting on bail decision

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OTTAWA - A bail hearing for former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle, who faces several assault charges, will stretch into a second day.

The Ontario court proceedings -- likely to conclude Tuesday -- are subject to a publication ban.

As a result, Boyle's lawyers declined to comment as they filed out of the provincial courthouse Monday.

Boyle was arrested by Ottawa police in December and charged with various offences including assault, sexual assault, unlawful confinement and causing someone to take a noxious substance.

The charges against Boyle relate to two alleged victims, but a court order prohibits the publication of any details that might identify them or any witnesses.

Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, were taken hostage in 2012 by a Taliban-linked group while on a backpacking trip in Afghanistan. …

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