Ex-hostage Joshua Boyle, husband of midstate woman, to remain in custody

Written by Gordon Rago/The York Daily Record | Jan 8, 2018 5:45 PM

FILE - This undated militant file image from video posted online in August 2016, which has not been independently verified by The Associated Press, provided by SITE Intel Group, shows Canadian Joshua Boyle and American Caitlan Coleman, who were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012. Officials in Canada are calling for the unconditional release of Boyle and his wife following the release of another video on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, that appears to show them begging for their governments to intervene with their Afghan captors on their behalf. (SITE Intel Group via AP, File)

(York) -- A week after he was charged by police in Ottawa, the Canadian husband of York County native Caitlan Coleman Boyle will remain in custody.

Joshua Boyle, 34, made another brief court appearance by video on Monday on charges including assault and sexual assault.

He was clad in an orange jumpsuit and didn't speak, other than saying "good morning" to the courtroom, according to a report by CTV News.

The TV station reported that, last week, disclosure was made in the case, meaning evidence was turned over to Boyle's defense team. That would allow them to decide how to plead and move forward with their case.

Boyle, his wife and their three children were only just recently in national and international headlines. His wife grew up in Stewartstown. 

They were released in October after five years as hostages after being held by Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

Police in Ottawa allege that Boyle began committing the assaults shortly after he returned home and as recently as Dec. 31.

Boyle's attorneys requested the delay in court on Monday, according to the Toronto Star. The newspaper reported that Boyle is scheduled to appear again next Monday for a bail hearing.

This story comes to us through a partnership between WITF and The York Daily Record

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