B.C. woman faces child sex charges in U.S.
A 45-year-old B.C. woman is in custody
in Virginia following a sting operation in
which she reportedly travelled to the U.S.
to have sex with children.
Theresa Louise Goddard was arrested June
26 on arrival at Washington Dulles
International Airport following a U.S.
Department of Homeland Security
The investigation started after an internet
ad posted by someone with the handle
"pervstepmom." The woman, described as
“older yet attractive,” allegedly said she
"wanted to become a stepmom to an
She allegedly began corresponding with a
man she thought was the father of Amy, a
10-year-old girl, and Mark, a nine-year-
But the man was a federal agent whose
affidavit details the case against Goddard.
The pair allegedly spent two weeks
planning the molestation of his children,
speaking first by email and then Skype.
Goddard, who works at a lumber mill in
Surrey, B.C., has been charged with
coercion of a minor, a felony offence.
She told officers she never talked about
having sex with children.
Goddard has been detained pending a
hearing of the charge.