Police now allege Boyle concocted the story to “divert suspicion from himself.”In all, Boyle is facing 15 criminal charges, ranging from assault, to sexual assault, to forcible confinement and administering a noxious drug (Trazodone).
The Taliban are using child sex slaves to mount crippling insider attacks on police in southern Afghanistan, exploiting the pervasive practice of "bacha bazi" - paedophilic boy play - to infiltrate security ranks, multiple officials and survivors of such assaults told AFP.
The ancient custom of "bacha bazi" is prevalent across Afghanistan, but nowhere does it seem as entrenched as in the province of Uruzgan, where "bacha bereesh" - or boys without beards - widely become objects of lustful attraction for powerful police commanders.
Boyle was held in jail after his New Year’s Day court hearing.
When Boyle and his family were released after five years of captivity, American intelligence publicly said they long suspected Boyle entered Afghanistan with the desire to hook up with “Taliban-affiliated militants.”Despite the length of their captivity, no ransom was ever demanded by their kidnappers.
By Gary Dimmock Joshua Boyle, rescued along with his family in October after five years in captivity in Afghanistan, is now in an Ottawa jail on charges of sexual assault, forcible confinement and administering a noxious drug.
Boyle, 34, spent New Year’s Day at the Innes Road jail after Ottawa police arrested him for a series of disturbing, alleged crimes dating back to October.The Canadian government, meanwhile, applauded Boyle’s new-found freedom in a release from Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on Oct.12, 2017.“We are greatly relieved that after being held hostage for five years, Joshua Boyle and his wife Caitlan Coleman, as well as their young children, have been released and are safe,” Freeland said in the release.“Canada has been actively engaged with the governments of the United States, Afghanistan and Pakistan and we thank them for their efforts, which have resulted in the release of Joshua, Caitlan and their children,” it said.“Joshua, Caitlan, their children and the Boyle and Coleman families have endured a horrible ordeal over the past five years.In another interview, Boyle said his earlier relationship with Zaynab Khadr taught him not to judge a book by its cover.“Are there any of us honestly able to say that we’ve never uttered any phrases which, if they ran beside our name in the paper every month for five years, would paint an unflattering mental image in the public’s perception?” he asked.“Let he without sin cast the first stone.”However, questions continued to linger about his marriage to Zaynab because of her well-documented sympathies and family links with al-Qaeda, and his reasons for taking his pregnant wife into territory that was a haven for terrorists.He said the attacker was the checkpoint commander's own sex slave, a teenager called Zabihullah.