'High-risk' federal sex offender to live in Vancouver

Jun 29 2019, 5:41 am

Vancouver Police have issued a public notice that that Cameron Eugene Ratelle, a “high-risk” sex offender “who poses a danger to young women,” has been released from custody and will be living in the city.

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Ratelle, 40, is a federal offender who was convicted of sexual assault against a person under age 18, police said.

He has completed his sentence, but still poses a high risk to re-offend and is particularly known to target young women aged 16 to 25.

Ratelle is described as black, 5’8″ tall, and weighing 200 pounds. He has a large build, a shaved head, and brown eyes. He is hearing impaired, but uses hearing aids and reads lips.

Police said Ratelle is bound by the following release conditions:

  • Not to purchase, possess, or consume alcohol;
  • Not to purchase, possess, or consume non-prescription drugs;
  • Must immediately report any attempt to initiate a sexual or non-sexual relationship with females to a parole supervisor;
  • Not to purchase, possess, acquire, or access pornography or sexually explicit material;
  • Must reside at a community correctional centre or community residential facility that is approved by Correctional Service of Canada;
  • Not to attend the property of any educational institute or school without written approval from a parole supervisor;
  • Not to access the internet or any electronic device with internet capabilities;
  • Not to be in the presence of any female under the age of 18 without permission from a parole officer;
  • Follow a treatment plan/program arranged by a parole supervisor.

Anyone who believes Cameron Ratelle has violated any of these conditions is asked to call 911.

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