A Manhattan financier accused of drugging and raping a 14-year-old girl had a young child frequently visiting his apartment, a neighbor has claimed.
Michael Olson, 55, allegedly had the girl – who appeared to be just 11 or 12 – walking her dogs from her Battery Park apartment, the neighbor said The New York Post.
The alleged attacker was reportedly in isolation but lived with a woman, while the mystery tween was often spotted ‘always alone in the hallway’, neighbor Rocco Flammia, 44, said.
Olson has been charged with a litany of offenses after he was found in a Manhattan hotel room in May with a girl overdosed on a drug cocktail, whom he is also accused of raping.
Michael Olson, 54, is accused of targeting young Asian girls on Instagram by specifically taking out anyone who posted about not being able to afford clothes or self-harm.
One of Olson’s neighbors in his building in Manhattan (pictured) claimed the alleged attacker was frequently seen with a young girl in the building
Olson’s relationship to the young girl Flammia spoke of, or if she is the girl he is accused of raping, is unclear. The neighbor speculated that she might even be his own daughter.
“I thought it was their child, or maybe from her previous marriage, she seemed to be mixed (Asian/white) but I haven’t seen her in months,” he wrote. he declares.
“She was maybe 11, 12…I guess they would let her out on her own. She was always alone in the hallway to walk the dogs.
Flammia also reportedly said her lone neighbor would always wear noise canceling headphones, adding that her partner was also much younger.
“She’s much friendlier, the wife or the girlfriend,” he said.
“I rarely saw them together. It was a little weird. He is in his fifties and she is very young. She is a pretty girl.
‘It’s very disturbing. I literally share a wall with this guy.”
Prosecutors say he kept a spreadsheet detailing drugs he gave to young girls and messaged
Olson was denied bail after his arrest, and his lawyer said he was ‘very upset’ by the allegations
Olson is facing a series of disturbing allegations regarding his behavior, including allegations that he targets young Asian girls on Instagram.
It is alleged that he would specifically pick up on girls who post that they can’t afford clothes or are self-harming.
According to police, Olson stored a screenshot of the New York Public School timetable on his phone.
There were also recordings of pickups and returns from New York elementary and middle schools.
He was charged with a series of offenses against a child who was found in a hotel room with him in Midtown Manhattan in May after overdosing on ketamine, cocaine and Xanax. Olson was there but told police the drugs were “gifts”.
Prosecutors say he kept a spreadsheet detailing the drugs he gave to young girls and who he messaged.
The girl he was found with at the hotel had also been on trips with him, traveling to Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami.
Prosecutors claimed he pretended she was his daughter on the trips to avoid suspicion.
Olson first appeared on law enforcement radar in May, when paramedics were called to a hotel room where his alleged victim was overdosing.
He was arrested, but was released after posting $1 million bail. Once free, however, police say he continued to prey on young girls on social media.
Prosecutors have filed a series of disturbing allegations against Olson, including retaining a spreadsheet detailing the drugs he gave to young girls and messaged.
In a statement to DailyMail.com, a spokesperson for Dwight Mortgage Trust – the company where he worked – confirmed he had been made redundant.
“Yesterday we became aware of the serious criminal allegations against one of our employees, Michael Olson, and immediately upon becoming aware of these allegations he was terminated.
“The allegations are horrific and our hearts go out to the victims and their families.
“We will fully cooperate with any request from law enforcement regarding Mr. Olson.”
The investigation of Olson will continue, says Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, whose office is asking all other victims to come forward.
His attorney, Jeffrey Lichtman, said The New York Post that Olson is “very upset” by the charges against him.
“Of course he’s upset, he’s a human being…it’s a horrible day for him,” he said.
Lichtman would not give a detailed response to the allegations, instead saying, “They are only allegations at this point, as salacious as they are.”
“We haven’t received a single document of evidence yet, so it’s hard to really discuss the case intelligently when you’re not sure what the evidence is.”