Joshua Boyle released on bail
Former hostage Joshua Boyle was was granted bail today, set at $10,000.
There are conditions though; each of his parents, who will act as his suretes, had to sign $10,000 bonds. Boyle will live with his parents in Smiths Falls and must follow his parents rules. He's also not allowed to come into the city of Ottawa other than for doctor, lawyer, or court visits. Boyle is also prohibited from having a smartphone, access to the internet, or a weapon. He must also wear a G.P.S. ankle bracelet and continue psychiatric treatment, among other conditions.
Boyle was arrested News Year's day and is facing 19 charges in total including assault, sexual assault, forcible confinement, and causing some to take a noxious substance.
Those charges relate to two alleged victims.
The incidents date back to October shortly after he, his wife, and three children arrived back in Canada from captivity.
They were held for five years by a Taliban-linked group after being taken while backpacking in Afghanistan.