BTO founder charged with sex assault on girl

Tim Bachman has reportedly been charged with several sexual offences allegedly involving a young...

Tim Bachman has reportedly been charged with several sexual offences allegedly involving a young girl. (Facebook)

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One of the founding members of Canadian rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive has been charged with several sexual offences allegedly involving a young girl, Abbotsford News reported Monday.

Timothy Gregg Bachman, 58, who was born in Winnipeg, appeared for the first time in provincial court in Abbotsford, B.C., Monday to face the charges including sexual interference with a person under the age of 14, sexual assault and touching a young person for a sexual purpose, the B.C. newspaper reported.

Police charged Bachman for incidents that allegedly began 10 years ago in Abbotsford, B.C. when the complainant was 11 years old and continued for three years.

The investigation is reported to have begun when a young woman came forth in March of last year.

A warrant for Bachman's arrest was issued May 6 and the former BTO guitarist turned himself in to police in Abbotsford six days later.

Bachman has been released on a promise to appear, and is scheduled to appear in court July 5.

Police reportedly recommended a single charge of sexual exploitation for Bachman, but the Crown prosecutor decided on three separate charges.

Along with Fred Turner and his brothers Randy and Robbie Bachman, Tim formed BTO in the early 1970s. The band went on to sell more than 20 million albums worldwide and featured hit singles including You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet and Takin' Care of Business.

Tim Bachman left BTO in 1974 after the release of the band's second album but returned for a 1984 reunion tour and subsequently played with the band in 1987 and 1988.

He has lived in Abbotsford since 1991, where he worked as a real estate agent.


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