embroidered polo shirt Former hostage Joshua Boyle awaits bail hearing
OTTAWA A bail hearing for former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle could be weeks away after a brief court appearance by video link today relating to assault charges.
Boyle is due back in Ontario court Jan. 26, while his lawyers press for disclosure of evidence such as details of a 911 call.
Boyle was arrested by Ottawa police late last month and faces 15 charges, including eight counts of assault, two of sexual assault, two of unlawful confinement and one count of causing someone to take a noxious thing.
The charges against the 34 year old relate to two alleged victims, but a court order prohibits the publication of any details that might identify them or any witnesses.
None of the charges for offences alleged to have occurred between Oct. 14 and Dec. 30 after Boyle returned to Canada from his Afghan captivity have been tested in court.