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Sex offender Jeffrey Goddard charged again

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A high-risk sex offender well known in Abbotsford has been charged with three new offences.

Jeffrey Goddard has been charged with fraud, use of a forged document and impersonation in relation to a Surrey RCMP investigation from November 2013.

He was remanded in custody on Jan. 8 and is next due to appear in Abbotsford proviincial court on March 5.

Goddard lived in Abbotsford most of his life, but moved to Surrey after being released from prison in January 2013 after serving a 180-day term for breaching his probation.

He has a history of posing over the phone and online as people such as a police officer, a teenage girl and a TV producer to lure young teens, mostly boys.

In 2011, he was 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.

He was sentenced to 20 months in prison and was released in February 2012, residing in Abbotsford.

He breached his probation that summer when he again adopted an alias on Facebook – this time, posing as a landscaper – and hired two teen boys to do yardwork, resulting in the 180-day sentence.

Last November, Surrey RCMP issued a notice that Goddard was wanted for again breaching his probation and warned that "his recent behaviour progression is indicative that he may be back in a crime cycle."

Shortly after, Goddard was nabbed in Maple Ridge, where he was tracked to an apartment complex and surrendered to police.

He was later released and was again residing in Surrey.

His most recent charges related to him allegedly attempting to buy a piece of equipment used in landscaping.

 

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