Police warn public about convicted sex offender living in Surrey

May 22 2020, 7:06 pm

Calling him a “high-risk” to reoffend, Surrey RCMP issued a public warning about Kristjon Olson, a convicted sex offender who’s been released from prison and will now be living in the city.

Police said Olson has been convicted of sexual offences against minors including sexual interference, sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching, and offences related to child pornography.

“[Olson] has been deemed a high risk to reoffend [and] is subject to a recognizance under section 810 of the Criminal Code of Canada whereby he must abide by court ordered conditions,” police said.

Upon hearing the news of his release, Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum said the justice system “is broken when the release of a dangerous child sexual predator, who is deemed likely to reoffend, supersedes the safety of our children, our families, and the innocent.”

To release “such a dangerous child sexual predator, into a city that is well known for its growing population of young families, is totally irresponsible and reprehensible,” he said.

The conditions of Olson’s release include the following:

  • Keeping the peace and being of good behaviour
  • Complying with the electronic monitoring supervision agreement including the wearing of and care for the electronic supervision equipment
  • Having no contact or communication directly or indirectly with, nor be alone in the
    presence of, any person you know “who reasonably appears to be under the age of 16
    years,” except with prior written permission of your Probation Officer in which case that permission must be present
  • Not to go to any public park, public swimming area, skating rink, library or recreation centre where persons under the age of 16 years “are present or can reasonably be expected to be present” or any daycare centre, school ground or playground. This condition is to be electronically supervised
  • Not to engage in activities, volunteer work or employment that could bring him in contact with persons under the age of 16 years without the prior written permission of your Probation Officer
  • No contact or communication with any of the victims of offences for which he has been convicted or any known members of their immediate families
  • Not to date, or enter into a marriage or common-law relationship with any person who has children, or has the care of or access to children, under the age of 16 years until before first identifying this plan to Probation Officer
  • Not to enter any liquor store, beer and wine store, bar, pub, lounge, nightclub, beer garden or any other business from which minors are prohibited at any time by the terms of a liquor licence
  • Not to possess any firearm, cross-bow, prohibited weapon, restricted weapon, prohibited device, ammunition or explosive substance, anything that resembles a weapon or firearm
  • Not to possess or consume alcohol, drugs, or any other intoxicating substance, except in accordance with a medical prescription
  • Not to possess any drug paraphernalia including but not limited to pipes, rolling papers
  • Not to possess or view any pornographic material and not access any pornographic material by electronic means
  • Obey a curfew by being inside your residence between the hours of 10 am and 6 am
  • Not to possess or use any device capable of accessing any computer network

Police said anyone who sees Olson breaching his conditions or “any suspicious behaviour” is asked not to approach him but to instead call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

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