DULUTH, Minn. (WCCO) — A Duluth man is accused of sexually assaulting a boy on his Little League baseball team, including photographing the two of them together naked.
Peter Jay Olson, 47, is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of possessing pictorial presentation of minors, and one count of use of a minor in a sexual performance.READ MORE: 'I Got A Second Chance': Sioux Falls Father Of 5 Gets Double-Lung Transplant After COVID Damage
The criminal complaint states that the investigation began at the Salvation Army, Olson’s employer. An investigator obtained a USB flash drive that Olson used at work and discovered child pornography on it. A search warrant of Olson’s home included another thumb drive, digital cameras and a memory card – all belonging to the Olson.
Using forensic tools to detect deleted images on the devices, investigators found pictures of the defendant and a young nude boy apparently engaged in sexual contact.READ MORE: Plymouth Teen Wins $100K Scholarship In Minnesota's COVID Vaccine Incentive Program
After initially denying possession of pornographic images, as a well as sexual contact with children, Olson was shown the photographs and admitted they were taken at his hunting shack. He admitted they were with a boy he coached in Little League baseball from age 9 to 12.
Though Olson denied sexually engaging with the victim during the time of the photo, he admitted to performing fellatio twice on the boy between 2010 and 2011 – once while at the Salvation Army and once at Olson’s home.MORE NEWS: State Trooper, Driver Hurt In Inver Grove Heights Crash
The victim admitted to being the child in the photograph, but had difficult admitting to being naked in the picture.