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Hearing Delayed for Canadian Ex-hostage Boyle


FILE - Joshua Boyle speaks to the media after arriving with his wife and three children at Toronto Pearson International Airport, nearly five years after he and his wife were abducted in Afghanistan in 2012.

Canadian ex-hostage Joshua Boyle's case has been put off until next Monday while his lawyers work on a bail plan.

Boyle made brief court appearance via video link Monday. He is facing 15 charges, including sexual assault, following his release from captivity in Afghanistan.

Boyle had a beard and wore an orange jumpsuit. He'll remain behind bars while his lawyers prepare a bail application.

Boyle, his wife Caitlan and their three children were freed in October in Pakistan, five years after the couple was abducted by a Taliban-linked militant group during a trip in neighboring Afghanistan. The children were born in captivity.

The purported acts allegedly occurred between Oct. 14 and Dec. 30 after Boyle returned to Canada. A publication ban bars reporting information that could identify the alleged victims.

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