Police catch high-risk sex offender considered likely to re-offend

Jeffrey Allan Goddard is a high-risk sex offender.
Jeffrey Allan Goddard is a high-risk sex offender. Handout

Surrey RCMP’s High Risk Target Team (HRTT) have apprehended sex offender Jeffrey Allan Goddard almost one month after putting out a notification looking for him.

On Nov. 28 HRTT, acting on several tips and information from the public, located Goddard in Maple Ridge. They were able to track him to an apartment complex where, after a brief negotiation, he surrendered to police without incident.

“Although we cannot disclose the techniques used to locate, track and apprehend Goddard, we can certainly say that our investigators dedicated a tremendous amount of time and energy looking for this individual deemed likely to re-offend,”says Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet.”Our High Risk Target Team is dedicated to the monitoring and apprehension of high-risk offenders, and we appreciate the public’s assistance in helping us find these individuals.”

Goddard, 23, has a history of child luring and has used social media to lure his victims.