James Conway, sex offender, arrested for breaching release conditions
Sex offender was arrested 9 days after being released from prison
High-risk sex offender James Conway was arrested Tuesday after allegedly violating the terms of his release from prison earlier this month by sitting next to a teenage girl on a TransLink bus.
Under the terms of his release, Conway is not allowed to be in contact with anyone under the age of 18.
The 40-year-old man had been living at a halfway house in Surrey since his release Feb 9.
Metro Vancouver Transit Police say Conway boarded a bus at Surrey Central bus loop on Tuesday and sat down on a double seat next to a teenage girl.
Last April, Conway was arrested after he was caught staring at young girls, looking down the front of their shirts and trying to engage them in conversation using a teddy bear.
He was convicted of breaching his conditions of release and sentenced to 10 months in jail and three years of probation at the time.
A public notification of Conway's release in Surrey was sent to schools warning that the convicted offender has a criminal history. That history includes sexual interference with a person under 16 and a versatile pattern of sexually offending girls in a predatory and opportunistic manner.