Grover Beach child molester convicted
May 26, 2011
A Grover Beach man was convicted of sexually molesting a pre-teen girl by a jury in Santa Maria on Thursday. [SantaMariaTimes]
Santa Maria police arrested Ryan Olsen, 33, in February 2010 and charged him with sexually abusing two pre-teen girls he served as a caregiver for in the early 2000s. A jury found Olsen guilty of sexually abusing one of the girls while she was 7 or 8 years old, and not guilty of abusing his other accuser.
Olsen admitted to committing a single act of oral copulation on the first victim and denied having sexual contact with the second. He said the first victim demanded he orally copulate her.
After deliberating less than a day, the jury found Olsen guilty of seven counts including committing lewd and lascivious acts by force or fear and oral copulation by fear or duress.
Olson, who remains in Santa Barbara County Jail, is scheduled to return to court for sentencing in July.