Convicted high-risk sex offender to live in Vancouver, police warn

Jun 26 2020, 3:50 pm

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.”

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.