Charges were filed against Olson in Port Coquitlam court last week. (THE NEWS/files)

12 sex charges filed against B.C. youth care worker

Maple Ridge’s Daniel Jon Olson, 52, faces eight counts of sexual interference

A 52-year-old Maple Ridge man who worked in the school district as a youth care worker is facing a total of 12 charges, including sexual interference, sexual assault with a weapon and possession of child pornography, according to Ridge Meadows RCMP.

The charges span an 11-year period, from 2008 to 2019.

Daniel Jon Olson appeared in Port Coquitlam provincial court Friday, March 8 and was charged with one count of possession of child pornography, one count of publishing or possessing for the purpose of publication of child pornography, eight counts of sexual interference and two counts of sexual assault with a weapon.

He has been released, His next scheduled court date is April 2.

The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district has issued a statement that it employs Olson a child and youth care worker and that he has worked in a number of local elementary and secondary schools.

“While we have not first-hand knowledge about the charges, we are informing all our families out of an abundance of caution so that parents/guardians can direct any information they may have about this matter directly to the Ridge Meadows RCMP,” says the statement.

Olson has been on unpaid leave since the school district was notified of his arrest.

• Police are asking anyone with information about such incidents to contact the serious crimes unit at Ridge Meadows RCMP.

Comments are closed

Just Posted

UPDATE: Missing 12-year-old girl found

Victora police say missing youth has been found and is safe

The blind lead the blind at the Pacific Training Centre

Centre specializes in teaching visually impaired people everyday skills to live an independent life

Fewer Greater Victoria residents collecting EI benefits

The number of local EI recipients dropped by 5.5 per cent from January 2018 to January 2019

Sidney woman hosts charity shabby-chic furniture sale

Upcycled and refurbed furniture sells to benefit the Alzheimer’s Society of BC and Crohn’sColitis Canada

Student Voice: Reynolds ReyBots qualify for Texas-sized Robot championship

ReyBots robot met premier, ‘dodged’ the competition

Protective human chain forms around Victoria mosque for Friday prayer

Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

Province announces $18.6 million for B.C. Search and Rescue

The funding, spread over three years, to pay for operations, equipment, and training

Late-season wave of the flu makes its round in B.C.

BC Centre for Disease Control reported 50 per cent jump in flu cases in first weeks of March

Tofino’s housing crisis causing some to seek shelter at the local hospital

Tofino’s housing crisis is pushing the town’s ‘hidden homeless’ population into the forefront.

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

Wildlife activists slam B.C. business, clubs for ‘wolf-whacking’ contests

Chilcotin Guns, Creston Valley Rod and Gun Club and West Kootenay Outdoorsmen Club under fire

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

Jr. B Cougars advance to both league finals and provincials

Victoria beats Nanaimo 4-3 in Game 6 Friday night to win series

Vancouver Island motorists attempted CPR on victim in fatal Highway 4 crash

Collision took place west of Whiskey Creek; man in his 70s died

Most Read