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James Conway, sex offender, arrested for breaching bail conditions

02/18/2015 01:09 EST | Updated 04/19/2015 05:59 EDT
High-risk sex offender James Conway was arrested Tuesday after allegedly violating the terms of his release from prison earlier this month by sitting next to a teenage girl on a TransLink bus.  

Under the terms of his release, Conway is not allowed to be in contact with anyone under the age of 18. 

The 40-year-old man had been living at a halfway house in Surrey since his release Feb 9.

Metro Vancouver Transit Police say Conway boarded a bus at Surrey Central bus loop on Tuesday and sat down on a double seat next to a teenage girl. 

Last April, Conway was arrested after he was caught staring at young girls, looking down the front of their shirts and trying to engage them in conversation using a teddy bear. 

He was convicted of breaching his conditions of release and sentenced to 10 months in jail and three years of probation at the time.

A public notification of Conway's release in Surrey was sent to schools warning that the convicted offender has a criminal history. That history includes sexual interference with a person under 16 and a versatile pattern of sexually offending girls in a predatory and opportunistic manner. 

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