Ottawa couple accused of sexually assaulting teens granted bail

An Ottawa couple charged with holding two 16-year-old girls against their will and sexually assaulting them with a weapon was granted bail Friday.

Anthony Comunale and Caroline Budd face charges in sexual assault with a weapon and for

Antonio "Anthony" Comunale and Caroline Budd have been charged with two counts each of sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, assault with a weapon and forcible confinement. (Laurie Foster-MacLeod/CBC)

An Ottawa couple charged with holding two 16-year-old girls against their will and sexually assaulting them with a weapon was granted bail Friday.

Antonio "Anthony" Comunale, 31, and Caroline Budd, 20, both of Ottawa, were charged after two teens went to police on May 22 reporting a man and woman sexually assaulted them.

In court on Friday, the two were released after each of their parents posted a $1,000 bond. Under the conditions of their release, the two are not allowed to communicate with each other or the complainants, cannot have drugs and cannot meet with people under the age of 18.

They are both due back in court on July 18. 

Victims allege they were held against will

The victims allege that between May 16 and 19 were sexually assaulted and held against their will. Objects were allegedly used in the sexual assault.

The two accused are facing two counts of sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, assault with a weapon and forcible confinement.