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Sexual Offender to Reside in Vancouver

Vancouver Police believe that circumstances exist to warn the public that Cameron Eugene Ratelle is residing in Vancouver and poses a risk of significant harm to the safety of young women, particularly those 16 to 25 years old.

Thirty-nine-year-old Ratelle is a federal offender who has been convicted of a sexual assault against a person under the age of 18, as well as university women living on campuses in Ontario. The VPD was advised on February 8th that he would be living at a Vancouver halfway house.

The Correctional Service of Canada has assessed Ratelle as a moderate to high risk for violent and sexual re-offending.

Ratelle is black, 5’8″ tall, 160 lbs., with a stocky build, shaved head and brown eyes. He uses hearing aids. He is currently bound by his statutory release, which include several conditions:

  • not to go on the property of any educational institute or school [including university campuses]
  • not to be in the presence of anyone under the age of 18 years of age without permission of parole officer
  • abide by daily curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • not to possess, purchase or consume alcohol or non-prescription drugs
  • not to possess, purchase or access pornography
  • not to access any internet site or access any computer
  • must reside at a community correctional centre or community residential facility
  • must wear electronic monitoring device

Anyone who sees Cameron Ratelle in violation of any of these conditions is asked to call 9-1-1.