Third suspect charged after elderly couple bound in barn

(QMI AGENCY FILES)

(QMI AGENCY FILES)

Tony Spears, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:42 PM ET

OTTAWA — A 22-year-old man joins two teens charged in the abduction of two Quebec senior citizens who were allegedly tied up and abandoned in a rural barn this weekend.

The Ottawa man denied the accusations through his lawyer on Tuesday.

Joshua Branker — who faces a dozen charges including kidnapping, forcible confinement and using an imitation firearm in the commission of an offence — made a brief court appearance Tuesday.

Two boys aged 16 and 17 have already been charged in connection with the Friday night terrorizing of a 65-year-old man and 70-year-old woman in their chalet in Bouchette, Que., about 100 km north of Ottawa.


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