Bikers rally in Beaverton for alleged victim of child abuse
Members of the Simcoe County chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse took a road trip to Beaverton last weekend as a show of support to a six-year-old girl that was allegedly abused.
More than a dozen bikers roared into town Sunday (July 9) for an impromptu rally at the park on King Street with the youngster’s family and friends.
Members first visited the girl back in April but road conditions at the time meant that all but one of their bikes stayed at home. Promising her a ride later in the year, the group presented the girl with a custom vest emblazoned with the Bikers Against Child Abuse logo.
“They’re such an amazing group of people – so selfless,” the girl’s mother told The Brock Voice.
“Their support means the world to my daughter.”
The youngster is one of three that made sexual assault allegations against Dennis Coles of Beaverton last year.
He was initially charged with sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching and sexual interference in July of 2016 following allegations from the then five-year-old girl.
Two additional victims came forward shortly thereafter and Coles was charged with five other offences during a court appearance at the tail end of August.
According to court documents, the initial set of charges involve incidents that allegedly occurred between September 2014 and July of 2015, while the second is related to allegations dating from January 2012 to the end of December 2014.
Coles is out on bail awaiting trial in December.