Alleged dating app predator, accused of holding woman against her will for hours, pleads not guilty in Milwaukee Co. court

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MILWAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- At a court appearance Tuesday, prosecutors said purported dating app predator Timothy Olson held a 79-year-old woman against her will for about 16 hours and only gave her alcohol as sustenance.

Olson is facing several charges including kidnapping, burglary and misuse of personal identifying information. He was arrested Nov. 29. On Tuesday, he pleaded not guilty to all accounts.

Detective Brian Zalewski of the Franklin Police Department testified on Tuesday morning. He describes what the elderly woman told him happened on Nov. 23 -- the day of the alleged kidnapping.

"Going back to the 23rd, she had stopped in at -- she's a regular at Casa Di Giorgio in the city of Franklin," said Zalewski.

He said Olson approached the elderly woman at the Franklin restaurant. When she left, so did Olson. He allegedly followed the woman to her car and got in the passenger seat and threatened the woman.

"The male had his hand in his pocket and stated that he had a gun and told her to drive," said the detective.

That drive, Detective Zalewski said, lasted approximately 16 hours. He said the elderly woman claimed she was not given food or water but forced to drink alcohol.

"Mr. Olson was forcing her to drink alcohol. He didn’t give her anything to eat and she had nothing to drink but the alcohol and whatever they were mixing it with," said Zalewski.

On the 29th, the day of his arrest, Olson was found with several key items - including the credit cards of the 79-year-old woman. He was also found with a key and a bike, which Zalewski said did not belong to him.

The defense tried to get Olson's bail lowered from $100,000 to $50,000 but due to his extensive record, that request was denied.

He is due back in court Feb. 8.

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