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B.C. woman arrested, charged with attempting to arrange sex with minor in U.S.

July 13, 2013 - 5:28 AM

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia woman has been arrested and charged in the United States with attempting to arrange sex with a child during an undercover police operation.

Documents filed in the Eastern District Court of Virginia say 45-year-old Theresa Louise Goddard, who is from the Vancouver area, was arrested on June 26 at Dulles International Airport in Virginia.

An affidavit filed in court says the investigation began when an undercover officer with the Department of Homeland Security spotted an online posting by a user looking to start or join an "incest family."

Over several weeks, the affidavit says the officer exchanged numerous emails and video conversations with a woman appearing to be Goddard, who the affidavit says spoke of having sex with the officer's children.

The affidavit says the user wrote in emails that she planned to visit Virginia on June 26 and eventually planned to quit her job so she could live in the United States.

The affidavit says when Goddard was arrested, she denied ever discussing having sex with children and told officers she didn't know anything about the email address that was used during the undercover operation.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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