Canadian man stands trial after wife alleges abuse following family's Afghan kidnapping

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Joshua Boyle began trial on Monday for offences including sexual assault, unlawful confinement and uttering death threats

A Canadian man who was kidnapped in Afghanistan and held hostage for five years with his wife and children has gone on trial for 19 offences including sexual assault, unlawful confinement and uttering death threats. He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Joshua Boyle, 35, entered an Ottawa courtroom dressed in a dark blue jacket, a pink shirt and black pants. He was accompanied by his father.

Related: Canadian American family rescued after five years as captives in Afghanistan

This article was amended on 25 March 2019 to correct a reference in the headline as to the timing of the alleged abuse, and to correct the spelling of Caitlan Coleman’s name.

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