Saskatoon

Saskatoon man convicted of trying to use Craigslist to arrange sex with mother and child

A Saskatoon man who used Craigslist to try and arrange a sexual liaison with a mother and 11-year-old daughter will be back in court later this month.

Judge rejects fantasy role play defence

Brendan Olynick posted his ad on Craigslist. (CBC)

A Saskatoon man will be back in court later this month to be sentenced for trying to arrange a sexual liaison with a mother and her 11-year-old daughter.

Brendan Dewayne Olynick was found guilty March 1 in Saskatoon provincial court of inviting sexual touching of a person under the age of 16.

In a written decision, Judge Sanjeev Anand rejected Olynick's claim that it was fantasy role playing and that he had only wanted to have sex with the mother.

Olynick had advertised on the website Craigslist in December, 2017 seeking a mother and daughter willing to meet. An RCMP officer working undercover replied to his ad.

"Mr. Olynick's position is that he engaged in these communications with the police officer in order to facilitate a sexual encounter with her, not her child, and that the arrangement concerning the child constituted fantasy role play," Anand wrote.

Olynick exchanged numerous emails and texts through that December, going so far as to meet with a Saskatoon police officer posing as the mother. He is wary throughout the texts, at one point writing, "There isn't gonna be a camera crew waiting is there ha ha? I'm excited."

After his arrest, Olynick claimed that the sexual communications he engaged in were aimed at arousing the mother.

Judge Anand did not accept his defence.

Olynick is back in court March 28.