SURREY (NEWS 1130) — The mayor of Surrey thinks the justice system is broken after a dangerous sex offender who poses a high risk to re-offend was released and is now living in the city.
Surrey RCMP has issued a warning about Kristjon Otto Olson, who was released from prison on May 22.
Olson was convicted of sexual offences against minors, including sexual interference, sexual assault, invitation to sexual touching, and offences related to child pornography.
He has been deemed a high risk to re-offend, according to RCMP, and must abide by court-ordered conditions.
“Our 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,” said Mayor Doug McCallum.
Surrey RCMP has issued a public interest warning under the Privacy Act of Canada regarding a dangerous sex offender who poses a high risk to re-offend. Kristjon Otto Olson was released from prison May 22 in the Lower Mainland and is residing in Surrey. https://t.co/NibYZMZbBk pic.twitter.com/WBX37ffnDC
— Surrey RCMP (@SurreyRCMP) May 22, 2020
“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.”
The court-ordered conditions include electronic monitoring supervision. He must also not have contact with a person under 16 years old, without written permission.
Olson must also not go near any public park or swimming area, skating rink, library or recreation centre or other areas where a person under 16 may be present.
He can’t have contact or communicate with any of his victims, either, or members of their immediate families.
Olson also cannot 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 16.
Other conditions include not possessing a firearm or prohibited weapon, drugs or alcohol, or pornographic material.
Olson also has a curfew. He must be inside his residence between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day.
He must not possess or use any device capable of accessing any computer network, including the Internet.
Vancouver police issued a similar warning about Olson in February after he cut off his ankle bracelet and left his Downtown Eastside home.
Surrey RCMP asks if anyone sees any suspicious behavior, including, but not limited to a breach of these conditions, do not approach Kristjon Olson. Instead, contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or call 911.