BTO Founder Charged With Sexual Assault On Young Girl

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

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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. Thanks for the report to Jam!Music.

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    BKGMorley
    This isnt really news, but i still read it. Cant express how much this sort of thing upsets me
    pag_slash_2
    the_white_bunny wrote: right? how old are you 10? you aint seen nothing yet
    Haha, thats what he said to the kid
    MrSir4
    SumFX wrote: Never heard of the band but ewwwww gross!
    What rock have you been hiding under?
    Smillzer
    You've never heard of BTO?! Dude, 'Takin' Care of Business' is easily their biggest hit, and I don't think anyone in the world hasn't heard that song.
    the_white_bunny
    right? how old are you 10? you aint seen nothing yet? ringing any bells>? its on like swiffer sweeper ads on tv and shit.
    SuicidalFreak
    SumFX wrote: Never heard of the band but ewwwww gross!
    Dude, have you ever heard of the song "Takin' Care of Business"? That's BTO.