An Abbotsford man convicted for posing as a police officer on Facebook to try and lure youth for sex is charged with four counts of breaching his probation conditions.
Jeffrey Goddard - the subject of a police public warning in February after his release from prison - was arrested Thursday afternoon, said Const. Ian MacDonald.
Goddard, 22, allegedly set up social network account under a fake name and attempted to make friends with male youth over the Internet, said MacDonald.
"He used the similar [modus operandi] and practice that got him trouble previously, and which is in direct contravention to his court conditions," he said.
"Once again he created a fictitious persona on a social media site and was using that as a gateway to meet young men."
Upon his release, Goddard's probation conditions banned him from contact with anyone under the age of 18, access to the Internet and social networking sites.
The APD has issued three public warnings on Goddard, who was sentenced to 20 months behind bars in June 2011 after pleading guilty to invitation to sexual touching, luring a child under 16 using a computer, impersonating a police officer and two breaches of bail conditions.
Goddard used Facebook to connect with his victims who were aged between 12 and 16 years old, all but two of whom were boys.
He used at least five aliases to make initial contact with the young people.
He would get telephone numbers and call the victims, posing as a police officer and offered them gifts or highly paid work opportunities to try and convince the teens to meet him.
One 15-year-old youth ran away from his foster home to stay at Goddard's apartment, where Goddard made sexual advances.