Vancouver police are warning the public that a convicted sex offender, Howard Geddes Skelding, will be residing in Vancouver and poses a significant risk to women in the community.
In a release, police said Geddes Skelding has just completed a two-year sentence for sexual assault and indecent acts.
However, police believe Geddes Skelding “is a high risk to re-offend both violently and sexually, particularly if he is using drugs.”
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As part of his release, Geddes Skelding will be on probation for three years while living in the community, and police said he must comply with the following conditions:
- He cannot possess weapons as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada, including all types of firearms, ammunition, explosives, or knives.
- He must attend, participate, and complete all counselling, programming, and treatment as directed by the probation officer.
- He must completely abstain from consuming alcohol and non-prescription medications.
Police said Geddes Skelding is 28 years old, 5’8″ tall, and weighs 160 pounds. He has short black hair, brown eyes, and a scar above his right eye.
Anyone witnessing Geddes Skelding in violation of any his release conditions is asked to call 911.