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- Posted on Jun 15th 2010 10:00AM by John D. Luerssen
The 58-year-old Bachman was formally charged on Monday in an Abbotsford court and accused of sexual interference with a person under the age of 14, sexual assault and touching a young person for a sexual purpose.
Bachman -- who formed BTO with his brothers Randy and Robbie plus Fred Turner in the early 1970s -- was arrested by Abbotsford police for incidents that supposedly began a decade ago when the accuser was just 11 years old. According to the complainant, who first came forward in March 2009, Bachman continued the assault for three years until she was 14.
The guitarist/singer, who reportedly works as a local real estate agent, turned himself into Abbotsford police on May 12, six days after a warrant for his arrest was issued. He has since been released on a promise to appear in court on July 5.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive sold more than 20 million albums worldwide on the strength of singles like 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet' and 'Takin' Care of Business.' Tim Bachman left the group in 1974, but rejoined for a 1984 reunion tour and tours in 1987 and 1988.