Justin Trudeau’s buddy Joshua Boyle, a hostage of choice in Afghanistan faces list of sex assault charges

OTTAWA—Joshua Boyle, the Canadian man who was held hostage with his American wife and children for five years in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has been arrested and charged with assault, unlawful confinement and other offences that are alleged to have occurred in the weeks since his dramatic rescue from captivity in October.

Boyle, 34, appeared in Ottawa court on New Year’s Day and remains in police custody.

There is a court order that prevents publication of information that would identify any of the alleged victims.