Transit Police arrest well-known sex offender allegedly attempting to lure girls with teddy bear

Transit Police cruiser. Wikipedia, Creative Commons

Transit Police say they’ve arrested a well-known sex offender who was allegedly looking down young girls’ shirts while he was holding a teddy bear at a New Westminster Skytrain station.

Police say that at around 6:30 p.m. on April 13, a passenger approached two Transit Police officers on the train heading to Sapperton Station in New Westminster. The passenger alleged that he saw a man at Columbia Station, staring at a group of young girls and looking down their shirts. The passenger alleged that the man was attempting to engage the girls in conversation by producing a teddy bear.

Transit Police officers took the man into custody without incident.

Convicted sex offender James William Conway is facing two counts of breach of recognizance. Police have said he is a high-risk to re-offend.

He is described as a white male, 39 years old, 6’4” tall, 330 lbs., heavy build, with brown hair and blue eyes.

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At the time of his arrest in New Westminster, he was wearing a Surrey Fire Department ball cap, a Surrey Fire Rescue golf shirt, blue tactical pants and black leather work boots. He had a stuffed bear sticking out of his pants pocket.

Conway is not associated with the Surrey Fire Department in any way.

Anyone who saw Conway between Gateway Station in Surrey and Sapperton Station in New Westminster on April 13 is asked to call T-Police at 604-515-8300 or text at 87-77-77.





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