I am writing to let you know that the RCMP have advised the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District that criminal charges have been laid by the Crown against Maple Ridge resident, Daniel Jon Olson.
The charges are very serious and deeply concerning. Mr. Olson is a child and youth care worker in the school district and has worked in a number of our elementary and secondary schools over the course of his employment. While we have no 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.
I want to assure you that the safety and well-being of our students is our number one priority; as such, Mr. Olson has been on unpaid leave since the time the school district was notified of his arrest.
For your information, I have included the RCMP news release below.
Superintendent of Schools
Ridge Meadows RCMP new release
File # 2019-828
Maple Ridge, B.C. – The Ridge Meadows RCMP Serious Crime Unit is currently investigating allegations of sexual assault and production of child pornography. On March 8, 2019, Mr. Daniel Jon Olson, a fifty-two (52) year old Maple Ridge resident, appeared in Provincial Court in Port Coquitlam and has been charged with the following offences between 2008 and 2019:
- 1 Count of Possessing Child Pornography;
- 1 Count of Making, Printing, Publishing or Possessing for the Purpose of Publication Child Pornography;
- 8 Counts of Sexual Interference;
- 2 Counts of Sexual Assault with a Weapon.
He has been released on conditions with a next court date of April 2, 2019. If you have any information about these incidents, please contact Cst. Tana Goode at 604-467-7681 or Cpl. Joshua Roda at 604-476-6902 with the Ridge Meadow Serious Crimes Unit.
For all media enquiries relating to this file please contact Cpl. Amanda Harnett at 604-476-6908.