May 27, 2014 7:18 pm
Updated: May 28, 2014 5:49 am

Tim Bachman, of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, charged with sexual assault

Tim Bachman

Eric Dreger / The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – One of the founding members of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, (BTO), has now been charged with multiple sexual offences following an extensive investigation by the Major Crime Unit of the Abbotsford Police Department.

Timothy Gregg Bachman, 62, has been charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching.

Police say the alleged offences took place in the 1990s and there is a court-imposed publication ban in place to protect the identity of the victim.

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He was previously charged in June 2010 with sexual interference of a person under the age of 14 after an investigation was launched when a young woman came forward to police. She alleged she had been sexually abused by Bachman when she was a pre-teen foster child in his home.

In May 2013, Bachman was found not guiltyB.C. Supreme Court Justice Neill Brown concluded the testimony of the woman, then 24, was unreliable because of inconsistencies in her statements over the years.

Despite the acquittal, the woman said outside court in 2013 she was glad she came forward publicly and hoped it would help other victims.

“I did the right thing here,” she told reporters. “It’s been a long 12 years and I think I’m going to close the book.”

Bachman has now been released on court conditions that forbid him to have any contact with anyone under the age of 16 and he is not allowed at any public park, school ground, daycare center, swimming pool, playground, skating rink, community center where persons under the age of 16 might reasonably be present.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation should contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text them at 222973 (abbypd).

Bachman founded BTO with his brothers Randy and Robbie, and Fred Turner. He left the group in 1974, but returned for a reunion in 1984, 1987 and 1988. He started working as a realtor in Abbotsford in 1991.

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