An Abbotsford man with a criminal history of sexual offences against children is facing four charges of breaching probation after police say he used a fake Facebook profile to lure minors online.
Abbotsford Police say 22-year-old Jeffrey Allan Goddard is the subject of an investigation into online activities in which they say he used the fake name "Ryan Martin Stewart" on Facebook as a "persona to allow him to engage in social media and to make contacts without reveailng his actual identity."
Police also say that Goddard established an online identity as an employee of "Stewart Landscaping," in order to show he operated a legitimate business.
A Facebook profile with the name "Ryan Martin Stewart" lists the user as a supervisor at "Stewart Landscaping" and a graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
A short bio on the profile states, "I am a really loveing person and i am caring if u wanna know anymore about me please dont be affraid (sic) to ask me."
The Facebook profile had amassed 295 Facebook friends as of this writing.
Goddard was the subject of a public notification on February 1, 2012. Police warned the public at the time that Goddard had used Facebook, e-mail, internet chat rooms and other forms of social media to lure young teens.
Police notified the public about Goddard after he was released from serving two-thirds of a 20-month sentence. He had plead guilty to "invitation to sexual touching, communicating via a computer to lure a child, impersonating a police officer, and two breach charges," the Abbotsford News reports.
Those charges covered a period from January to October 2010, in which posed online as a police officer, a teenage girl and a television producer.
Goddard had reportedly befriended a boy who stayed with him for two weeks. During that time, Goddard had reportedly gotten into bed with the boy and suggested they shower together.
The Facebook identity "Ryan Martin Stewart" had amassed almost 300 Facebook friends as of this writing.