High-risk sex offender Jeffrey Goddard plans to live in Vancouver after being freed from jail, the B.C. ministry of justice said in a statement.
Goddard, 25, has a criminal history of offences against male youth and adults, the provincial corrections branch said in the warning issued to to the public.
“Goddard has maintained a pattern of sexual offending against male youth and adults and communicating via computer to lure male and female youth, in both an opportunistic and predatory manner,” according to the statement.
The warning comes as Abbotsford police are cautioning residents against vigilantism as they protest the arrival of another convicted sex offender, James Conway, into their neighbourhood.
Conway, 40, has been convicted three times for sexual offences perpetrated against children. He also has other convictions for arson, mischief and violating the terms of his release.
Goddard’s release is subject to close monitoring and 22 court-ordered conditions including a curfew between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., not communicating with anyone under the age of 18, and not going to parks, schools, community centres.
Jeffrey Goddard, 22, was let out of prison in February on statutory release after having served two-thirds of a 20-month sentence for charges related to his posing online as various personas – including a police officer, a teenage girl and a TV producer – to lure eight youths, ages 12 to 16.
He was re-arrested on Aug. 10 for four counts of breaching his probation after allegedly again posing online – this time as “Ryan Martin Stewart,” the supervisor of a landscaping company. He remains in custody.
|Jeffery Goddard, 22
Crimes: Invitation to sexual touching, communicating via a computer to lure a child, impersonating a police officer and two breach charges
Sentence: 2011, June – 20 months in prison + 3 yrs probation; ARRESTED AGAIN 2012, AUG – breach of probation
Location: Abbotsford, BC
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