Bikers Against Child Abuse helping East Texas child abuse victims
POSTED: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 5:33pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 10:52am
Henderson, Tx (KETK) — When children are abused, the grief doesn't end when the perpetrator is arrested. Many children have to testify about the abuse and relive their experiences in court.
B.A.C.A. is an international organization devoted to helping victims of child abuse. When B.A.C.A. members are invited, they go to court appearances. They say they're not there to scare the perpetrator or inflict any physical violence on anyone. They're there solely to support the victim.
B.A.C.A. member 'Ditchwitch' says their presence and tough appearance: leather vests, boots, bandanas and all is intended to make victims feel less intimidated and frightened and feel protected when they testify and throughout the whole court process.
"That kid is a hero because the child stood up and told her story, that's it. as far as the perpetrator..that's not part of the things we're concerned about..the child and keeping her safe..and just for her to stand up that makes her a hero in our eyes."
For more information on the East Texas B.A.C.A. chapter visit: http://texas.bacaworld.org/texas/northeast/woodbine/