A Manhattan financier accused of drugging and raping a 14-year-old girl frequented his apartment, a neighbor claims.
Michael Olson, 55, allegedly had the girl — who appeared to be only 11 or 12 years old — walking her dog from her Battery Park apartment, neighbors told the New York Post.
The alleged attacker was said to be reclusive but lived with a woman, while the mystery twin was often seen ‘always alone in the hallway’, neighbor Rocco Flamia, 44, said.
Olson was charged with the crime in May in a Manhattan hotel room after he was found to have overdosed on a cocktail of drugs with a girl, whom he also accused of raping.
Michael Olson, 54, has been accused of targeting young Asian girls on Instagram, specifically seizing those who posted about not being able to afford clothes or self-harming.
A neighbor in Olson’s Manhattan apartment block (pictured) claimed the alleged attacker was often seen in the building with a young girl.
It is not clear who the young woman Flammia was allegedly involved with, or the girl he was accused of raping. The neighbor speculated that she might even be his own daughter.
‘I thought it was their child, or maybe from his previous marriage, he looked like he was mixed (Asian/white) but I hadn’t seen him in months,’ she said.
‘He was maybe 11, 12 years old… I guess they let him go out alone. He was always alone in the hallway to walk the dogs.’
Flamia also said her reclusive neighbor would always wear noise-canceling headphones, adding that her partner was also much younger.
‘She’s much more friendly, a wife or a girlfriend,’ he said.
‘I rarely saw them together. It was kind of weird. She is in her 50’s, and she is very young. She is a cute girl.
‘It’s very annoying. I literally share a wall with this guy’.
Prosecutors say he kept a spreadsheet of the young girls he gave and to whom he sent messages.
Olson was denied bail after his arrest and his attorney said he was ‘very upset’ about the charges.
Olson is facing a series of disturbing allegations about his behavior, including claims that he targets young Asian girls on Instagram.
It has been alleged that he would post specifically about girls not being able to afford clothes or about self-harm.
Olson saved a screenshot of a New York City public school calendar on his phone, police said.
There were also pick-up and drop-off records from NYC elementary and middle schools.
He has been charged with various crimes in connection with a child found in a hotel room in midtown Manhattan in May after he overdosed on ketamine, cocaine and Xanax. Olson was there but told police the drugs were ‘gifts’.
Prosecutors said he kept a spreadsheet of young girls he dated and to whom he would send messages.
The girl he was found with at the hotel also accompanied him on trips to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami.
Prosecutors claimed she pretended to be his daughter on the trip to avoid suspicion.
Olson first came on the radar of law enforcement in May, when EMTs were called to a hotel room where his alleged victim was overdosing.
He was arrested, but released after posting $1 million bond. Despite being freed, police say he continued to prey on young girls on social media.
Prosecutors charged Olson with several troubling charges, including keeping a spreadsheet listing the young girls he had sexted with and to whom he had sent messages.
In a statement to Newstimesuk.com, a spokesman for Dwight Mortgage Trust – the firm he worked for – confirmed he had been sacked.
‘Yesterday we became aware of serious criminal allegations against one of our employees, Michael Olson, and he was terminated immediately upon learning of these allegations.
‘The allegations are appalling and our hearts go out to the victims and their families.
‘We will fully cooperate with any requests by law enforcement regarding Mr. Olson.’
Olson’s investigation will continue, said Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, whose office is asking for any other victims to come forward.
Her attorney, Jeffrey Leachman, told The New York Post that Olson is ‘very upset’ about the allegations against her.
‘Of course he’s upset, he’s human… it’s a terrible day for him,’ she said.
Leachman wouldn’t give a broad response to the allegations, instead saying: ‘They’re just allegations at this point, no matter how salacious they are.
‘We haven’t received a single piece of evidence yet, so it’s really hard to discuss the case intelligently unless you’re sure what the evidence is.’
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