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Convicted sex offender to live in Vancouver, police warn

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DH Vancouver Staff Nov 28, 2017 5:15 pm 1,765

Vancouver Police are warning the public that Kristjon Otto Olson, a 45-year-old, federally convicted sex offender, has been released and is living in a Vancouver halfway house.

Olson is convicted of sexual assault, three counts of sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching, two counts of print/publish child pornography, attempt to print/publish child pornography, and possession of child pornography.

The Correctional Services of Canada has assessed Olson at a very high risk of sexually reoffending.

At risk, police said, are children and teenagers, including strangers, acquaintances, intimate partners, and the general public.

Olson is described as aboriginal, five feet eight inches tall, 200 pounds, with a stocky build, short, light brown hair, and brown eyes.

Kristjon Otto Olson (Vancouver Police)

Olson has been released on a number of conditions, which include:

  • Wearing an electronic monitoring device
  • Not consuming, purchasing, or possessing alcohol or drugs
  • Not owning or possessing a computer, or any technological device, that would allow unsupervised access to the internet
  • Not purchasing, acquiring, possessing or accessing pornography or sexually explicit material in any form or type of media
  • Reporting all intimate sexual and non-sexual relationships and friendships with any person that has parental responsibility for children under the age of 18
  • Not being in, near, or around places where children under the age of 18 are likely to congregate, such as elementary and secondary schools, parks, swimming pools, and recreation centres
  • Not being in the presence of any children under the age of 18

Anyone who sees Olson in violation of any of these conditions is asked to call 911 immediately.

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