Sex offender who was living in Surrey now moving to Delta

Delta Police issue warning about James Conway, whose history includes child sex offences.

Convicted sex offender James Conway is moving to Delta

Less than three months after he was arrested in Surrey for breaching his release conditions, police are warning residents that James Conway, a high-risk sex offender, will be moving to Delta.

Conway was freed from custody earlier this year, in February, choosing to live in Surrey. But only a week after his release, he was arrested after allegedly sitting beside a 14-year-old on a bus, contrary to his release conditions that he not be near anyone under 18.

On Tuesday (April 28) the Delta Police Department issued a statement saying the 40-year-old has once again been released from jail and is planning to reside in the Delta area.

Conway has previously been convicted of three sexual offences against children. His history includes sexual interference of a person under 16, sexual assault and arson.

According to B.C. Corrections, he has “maintained a versatile pattern of sexual offending against female children in a predatory and opportunistic manner.”

Conway is described as white, 6’4″ tall, weighing 276 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He likes to use public transit to get around, police say.

He is being monitored electronically by authorities, is under house arrest and is not allowed to leave his home unless accompanied by a case worker.

In total, he is to adhere to 24 court-ordered conditions:

• Not engaging in any activity that involves contact with persons under the age of 18 years including using a computer system;

• Not engaging in any activities, volunteer work and/or employment that would involve being in a position of trust or authority or involves contact with persons under the age of 18;

• Prohibited from attending or being within any public park, playground or school, child daycare centre, community centre or public swimming area or other sites including churches which offer activities for children under the age of 18;

• Must not consume alcohol or controlled substances or non-prescribed medication;

• May not travel alone on public transit;

• Must not possess any weapons as defined by the Criminal Code except for knives to be used only for the preparation and consumption of meals;

• Cannot be found wearing any uniforms, including but not limited to firemen’s uniforms, corrections uniforms, search/rescue uniforms, police uniforms, security guard uniforms, or scrubs, or any patch or insignia that represents these occupations;

• Must advise probation officer of any close or intimate relationships;

• May only leave the residence in the company of a case worker.

Conway has breached his conditions more than once before. In April of 2014, he was caught staring at young girls on SkyTrain, looking down their shirts and engaging them in conversation by producing a teddy bear. He was wearing a fire department hat and golf shirt at the time. He was arrested, charged and convicted of breaching his conditions of release and sentenced to 10 months in jail and three years probation.