Jeffrey Goddard
Jeffrey Goddard (Credit: Corrections Branch)

Surrey, British Columbia – Joseph Alan Goddard, aged 28, is a repeat child sex offender who has a history of using false pretenses online and in person while luring and sexually assaulting underage youth.

Goddard has tried to pass as a woman, wearing wigs and using typically female names like Jessica or Brandy Leanne. One of Goddard’s intricate schemes was to pose as a TV producer and tell young longboarders that he wanted to film them in a TV commercial.

From January 1 to October 6, 2010, Goddard created several Facebook accounts to chat and create friendships with 13- to 15-year-olds, mainly boys. One of his personas was a teen girl he called “Julia Luzak.” Goddard also posed as Julia’s cousin or brother, who was supposedly a police officer. Goddard would disguise himself as an officer and invite youths for ride-alongs in a police vehicle.

Goddard has also posed as a fire fighter, a musician seeking stars and a landscaper seeking helpers.

One of the boys Goddard befriended stayed with him for two weeks. One night, Goddard crawled into bed with the boy and asked if they could take a shower together.

In December 2010, Goddard pleaded guilty to five of the 19 counts he was charged with, accepting guilt for invitation to sexual touching, luring a child under 16 using a computer, impersonating a police officer and two breaches of his bail conditions. He was sentenced to 20 months minus time served, but was credited for the eight months he spent in custody while awaiting trial. He also received three years’ probation.

After his release in November 2012, Goddard admitted to breaching his probation conditions and was sentenced on January 24, 2013 to six months in prison. Credited for time served, he spent only 12 days in custody.

Authorities issued a public warning for the high-risk offender when he was released in February 2013, and another a month later when he relocated to Surrey.

In October 4, 2014, while in pretrial custody at Surrey Pretrial Services Centre for fraud and breach of bail conditions, Goddard used threats to force a 19-year-old male inmate to perform a sex act on him. The inmate, T.D., complied, because he was afraid Goddard would act upon his threats, he said. T.D. suffers from several impairments, including mental retardation and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Goddard was sentenced to time served, with credit for nine months of pretrial custody, along with 3 years of probation.

In 2015, Goddard moved to Vancouver, and authorities issued a third public warning. In 2017, he violated probation after being released from custody to live in Surrey.

Currently, authorities have released information that Goddard has been discharged from law enforcement custody and is living in Surrey with a long list of 23 prohibitions. Those who witness Goddard violating any of the conditions are asked to contact authorities.

David Gable, Goddard’s defence lawyer in 2010, had blamed Goddard’s crimes on immaturity, insecurities, and struggles with sexual orientation. Goddard was reaching out to young people in order to gain “peer acceptance,” Gable claimed. Goddard’s actions were neither predatory nor random, he added. 

Goddard’s recidivism has so far seemed to prove his defence lawyer’s words false.

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Abbotsford News
The actions of an Abbotsford man who posed online as a police officer and a teenage girl to befriend several youths were predatory, planned and deliberate, a provincial court judge said today.
High-risk offender accused of pretrial lockup sex assault faces new charge
Times Colonist
A second criminal charge has been laid against high-risk sex offender Jeffrey Goddard in connection with an alleged sexual assault at Surrey Pretrial Services Centre. During an appearance in B.C. Provincial Court in Surrey on Friday, a charge of uttering threats was sworn against the 24-year-old. He was already facing a sexual assault charge.
High-Risk Sex Offender Released
Press Reader
A high-risk sex offender who sexually assaulted a fellow inmate at Surrey Pretrial Centre has been sentenced to time served and released from custody.
High-risk sex offender Jeffrey Goddard released, will live in Surrey
Vancouver Sun
Authorities have issued a public warning that high-risk sex-offender Jeffrey Goddard has been released and will be living in Surrey. Goddard is described as a white man, about 5-foot-9, weighing about 170 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.
Abbotsford Police issue public notice of prisoner’s release
Abbotsford News
Abbotsford Police have issued a public notification about the release from jail today (Wednesday) of a man who posed online as a police officer, a teenage girl and a TV producer to lure young people.
Sex Offender Database
Sexual Abuse Network of Canada
Jeffery Goddard, 22 Crimes: Invitation to sexual touching, communicating via a computer to lure a child, impersonating a police officer and two breach charges

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