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Jeffrey Goddard, sex offender, plans to live in Vancouver, says B.C. ministry of justice

Jeffrey Goddard is subject to close monitoring by authorities and 22 court-ordered conditions.

Jeffrey Goddard has a criminal history of sexual offences against male youth, adults

The Ministry of Justice has issued a public warning that Jeffrey Goddard, a high risk sex offender, is now living in Surrey. (Ministry of Justice, Corrections Branch)

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.

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