The rescued American Taliban hostage who was in captivity with her Canadian husband and children accused his estranged wife of abusing her and threatening to kill her while in captivity.
The native of Pennsylvania, Caitlan Coleman, made the accusations in court documents in which she asked for sole custody of her three children with Joshua Boyle.
She is pregnant with her fourth baby and should give birth later this month.
Coleman, 31, described in the documents how Boyle, 34, who, according to her, tricked her into going to Afghanistan in 2012, where they were kidnapped by the Taliban, huddled over their suffering during the five years they were held. against your will.
The couple was rescued in October 2017 by Pakistani troops.
Caitlan Coleman, 31, accused her ex-husband Joshua Boyle, 34, of abusing her while being held by Taliban fighters for five years between 2012 and October of last year. She is shown, on the left, with her daughter Grace and shown, on the right, after the family returned to Canada in October
& # 39; J.B. (Joshua Boyle) regularly threatened to kill me by setting me on fire, "he said in a newly sealed affidavit that was obtained by Ottawa Citizen.
Coleman added that her husband, who was arrested for sexual assault within a few days of returning to Canada, had been obsessed with extremist Islam for years.
"I would like to emphasize, more emphatically, that for more than a decade, the respondent (Boyle) has been interested in extremist ideologies and in the complete submission of women.
"I've never shared that interest," he said.
Coleman claimed that he tricked her into going to Afghanistan in 2012, first taking her to Central Asia, when she was five months pregnant, and then telling her that they would enter the Taliban stronghold to follow a story as an aspiring journalist.
Coleman and Boyle made several hostage videos with their young children that were sent to the United States. They were rescued in October and since then she told how he hit her and confined her to a shower while in captivity.
Caitlan appears in the hospital with one of the couple's children after being rescued. Another child died in captivity and she must give birth to the couple's fourth child later this month
Once in captivity, she said that sometimes he beat her and locked her in a small shower cabin for weeks.
The couple got married in 2011 during a different trip in Central Asia. Before leaving when I was pregnant, they separated briefly.
Boyle, who denies abusing her and says he was negligent with his children and with him in captivity, explained in their own court documents how they met online.
Both, he said, had an interest in BDSM and travel.
"We both enjoyed BDSM, we both wanted to travel backpacking, and we both wanted to see the world," he said.
He stated that Coleman knew about his plans to travel to Afghanistan and that he did nothing to care for the children in captivity.
He even claimed that his captors referred to him as the father and mother of the children, because apparently Coleman did very little.
Boyle told the court how he and his wife met online and joined together for their shared love for BDSM. Caitlan claims that he tricked her into going to Afghanistan when she was five months pregnant after convincing her to go to Central Asia and then she threw it away when they were already abroad.
The couple was rescued in Pakistan near the Afghan border in October
He told the judge that, despite being captive, he was able to catch mice so that the children could keep them as pets and plant a mango seed garden to raise them.
The judge denied his request for joint custody and refuted his allegation that Coleman suffered from an untreated mental illness.
He granted Coleman full custody and allowed him to take the two children and the child to Pennsylvania with her.
Boyle was arrested in January for sexually assaulting someone between October and December
Before marrying Coleman, Boyle was married to the sister of the Guantánamo Bay detainee, Omar Khadr, and the daughter of a senior al Qaeda financier who had contacts with Osama bin Laden.
The family was arrested in October 2017 by Pakistani troops who were supported by US forces.
Initially, Boyle refused to board a US military plane. UU., Claiming that he would only leave if he went directly to Canada.
Coleman's family was upset because he took her to Afghanistan when she was pregnant.
His father described the decision as "unconscious" last year after its release.
Before they were released, the couple appeared in hostage videos with the three babies they had in captivity.
In January, Boyle was charged with 15 counts of sexual assault.
Because victims of sexual assault are never identified unless they expressly wish to do so, it is not known whether the alleged victim in those cases was his wife or someone else.
The alleged attacks took place between his release and December 30. According to prosecutors in Canada, he used a broom and a rope on at least one.