VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — The Vancouver Police Department is warning the public about a convicted sex offender who will be living in the city and is a high risk to re-offend.
Howard Geddes Skelding poses a significant risk to women in the community, according to police.
Skelding just completed a two-year sentence for sexual assault and indecent acts.
The police department believes he is a high risk to re-offend, “both violently and sexually, particularly if he is using drugs.”
Skelding, 28, is 5’8”, 160 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes. He has a scar above his right eye.
#VPDNews: 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. https://t.co/3CNkAMkDjr pic.twitter.com/TP5D4lUVJB
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) June 26, 2020
Skelding is on probation for the next three years and must comply with conditions of his release:
- 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;
- and he must completely abstain from consuming alcohol and non-prescription medications.
Anyone witnessing Skelding in violation of any of the conditions is asked to call 9-1-1.