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Child sex offender, released in US after 22 years incarceration, states intention to reside in Vancouver

The Vancouver Police Department believes that compelling circumstances exist requiring the Department to warn the public that Gilles Joseph Philip Godin, also known as Michael Therrian, poses a risk of significant harm to the safety of male and female children in the city of Vancouver.

Godin has been incarcerated for the past 22 years for sex offences against boys under 14 years of age. He was designated a sexually violent predator in California from March 1998 to February 2010 and has been assessed by Canadian authorities as a high risk to re-offend.

He has declared an intention to live in Vancouver.

Godin is 55 years old, white, 4’11”, 110 lbs. with greying brown hair and brown eyes.

Godin must abide by certain conditions, including:

Not to possess or consume alcohol or non-prescription drugs
Not to enter any establishment where alcohol is the primary commodity for sale
Not to have any contact with anyone under 16 years of age
Not to go anywhere children under 16 can reasonably be expected to congregate, including parks, playgrounds, schools, daycares and swimming pools
Not to possess or use computers or any other device capable of accessing the internet
Not to possess pornography

If anyone witnesses Godin breaching any of his conditions, they are asked to call 911 immediately.

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