Convicted sex offender Jeff Goddard wanted by police

The Abbotsford man, most recently living in Surrey, is wanted for breaching his probation.

Jeffrey Goddard

A high-risk sex offender who committed his crimes while living in Abbotsford is wanted by the RCMP for breaching the conditions of his probation.

Jeffrey Goddard, 23, has been living in Surrey since being released from prison earlier this year on his last set of charges.

RCMP have issued a warrant for his arrest, saying in a news release that “his recent behaviour progression is indicative that he may be back in a crime cycle.” They did not release further details, but described Goddard as an “untreated sex offender.”

He is believed to be somewhere in the Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley.

Goddard has a history of posing over the phone and online – through Facebook and other social media – as people such as a police officer, a teenage girl and a TV producer to lure young teens, mostly boys.

He previously served a 20-month jail term after being convicted of invitation to sexual touching, communicating via a computer to lure a child, impersonating a police officer and two charges of breaching his bail conditions.

Goddard was released from prison in February 2012, and breached his conditions that summer when he again adopted an alias on Facebook – this time, posing as a landscaper – and hired two teen boys to do yard work.

He was again sentenced to jail – 180 days – and completed that term in January of this year.

Goddard’s conditions of his release include that he not communicate with people under the age of 18, not use social networking sites and not use any electronic device capable of accessing the Internet.

Goddard is 5′ 9″, weighs 150 pounds and has brown hair and green eyes.

Police are warning the public to not approach Goddard and to call 911 immediately if he is seen.

 

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