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Police warn public after convicted sex offender moves to Vancouver

Cameron Eugene Ratelle, 39, poses 'risk of significant harm' to women aged 16 to 25

February 08, 2018

For the second time in a year, Vancouver police are warning the public about a convicted sex offender who poses a "significant" risk to young women.

Cameron Eugene Ratelle, 39, has been convicted of sexually assaulting a minor as well as university students in Ontario. 

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Police said they were notified Thursday he's moving to a halfway house in Vancouver.

Corrections Canada said Ratelle, who is on statutory release, has been assessed as a moderate to high risk for violent and sexual reoffending.

He's bound by several conditions, including:

Ratelle is also under curfew from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. and has to live in a community correctional centre or community residential facility.

Last May, Vancouver police issued a similar warning when Ratelle moved to the city.

He was arrested a few days later for breaching a "non-violent" condition of his release.

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