Osoyoos man who made headlines fixing donated bikes for the needy arrested on outstanding warrant for sexual assault

Bike philanthropist arrested

An Osoyoos man previously known for his bicycle philanthropy has been arrested on an outstanding warrant for a sexual assault charge.

Bryan Miles, in his early 40s, made local news in late 2022 for his selfless acts of offering free repairs for old bikes, and accepting donated bikes to refurbish and give away to anyone in need leading up to Christmas, especially parents who couldn't afford something shiny and new under the tree.

On Jan. 25 of this year, Miles was arrested for a sexual assault charge relating to an incident in 2021, according to Sgt. Jason Bayda, Osoyoos RCMP detachment commander.

A standard publication ban protects the identity of Miles' alleged victim.

Miles remains in custody at this time, and court records show he is due back in Penticton court on Feb. 1.

Court records also show this is not Miles' first brush with the law, with a lengthy criminal record dating back to the late 1990s in communities around British Columbia, mostly related to breaching court orders and release conditions, as well as theft.

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