Gonzales Beach

A man with a history of sexual offences, including some against children, was arrested at Gonzales Beach Friday for violating court-ordered conditions.

According to VicPD, an off-duty police officer spotted the man at the beach just before 5 p.m. on April 16th.

The officer knew the man had court-ordered conditions barring him from both public beaches and from being in close proximity to children and called for on-duty officers to assist.

The on-duty officers arrived, observed the man in breach of his court-ordered conditions, and moved to arrest him,” VicPD said in a media release.

VicPD said the man initially fought with officers and a brief struggle ensued before he was taken into custody.

The man was held in custody and is facing two charges for breaching court-ordered conditions.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call VicPD at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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