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An anti-terrorism police officer has been convicted of child s*x offenses after he traveled with condoms and lubricant to meet a 13-year-old girl.
Francois Olwage, a detective officer with the Metropolitan Police’s specialist operations unit, thought he had been chatting online with a teenage girl, but he was actually an undercover officer.
He was arrested at a McDonald’s in Basingstoke as he was about to buy a McFlurry ice cream to take to his meeting in a park with “Caitlin”.
In his bag were found two condoms, lubricant, erectile dysfunction pills and a box of Ferrero Rocher.
Olwage, 52, from Stevenage in Hertfordshire, arranged the meeting after a fortnight of explicit conversations online and using WhatsApp.
His trial at Winchester Crown Court heard that he was meant to be “on duty working from home” when he arranged the appointment in October 2021.
Olwage claimed that he did not believe that he was actually meeting a teenager and that he thought he was an adult “playing out a fantasy”.
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He said the items found in it had not been specifically packed, but rather it was his usual overnight bag for work trips, vacations or appointments.
Before the planned meeting, the court heard that he had sent a message: “Because of your age, things can go very wrong for us, I could be breaking the law, lose my job, call social services.”
“I don’t want any of that for us, so we can’t meet up tomorrow for anything s*xual, so we might just meet up to chat and spend time together.”
Prosecutor Peter Shaw told the court that Olwage had traveled by train to Basingstoke in Hampshire and rented a flat for the night.
On Thursday, the jury found him guilty of attempted s*xual communication with a child; attempting to provoke/entice a 13 year old girl to engage in s*xual activity; and trying to meet a girl under 16 after preening.
The judge ordered the jury to find him not guilty of organizing/facilitating the commission of a child s*x crime.
He had already admitted to improperly exercising his police powers to receive the “benefit of s*xual gratification”.
Olwage, a divorced father of three from South Africa, was in custody until sentencing on April 27.