Statement Regarding Randy Downes Charges

Posted by BC Baseball Association on Oct 13 2016 at 08:44AM PDT

Baseball BC, BC (Minor) Baseball and Coquitlam-Moody Minor Baseball have been informed today that Randy Downes, President of Coquitlam-Moody and a long-time baseball coach, has been arrested and is facing nine criminal charges involving young people.

Baseball BC, BC (Minor) Baseball and Coquitlam-Moody Minor Baseball will not be commenting on the charges themselves, as the matter is before the courts.

Coquitlam-Moody Minor Baseball has suspended Randy from all baseball, volunteer and board activity, effective immediately.

After consulting with the RCMP, we have no information on any individual alleged victims involved with baseball. Should we become aware of any individual potential victims, we will try to assist them in accessing all appropriate resources.

Consistent with Baseball BC and BC (Minor) Baseball policies, Coquitlam-Moody Minor Baseball requires criminal record checks from all its coaches. Randy Downes has complied with this requirement.

The RCMP will be holding a press conference this afternoon. They are expected to encourage parents and anyone else who may have relevant knowledge or have questions, to contact the RCMP.

Baseball BC, BC (Minor) Baseball and Coquitlam-Moody Baseball place a high priority on all aspects of safety when young people participate in sports.