VPD issues warning after convicted sex offender moves to Vancouver
VPD says Cameron Eugene Ratelle poses a risk to young women aged 16 to 25
The Vancouver Police Department says a convicted sex offender living in a halfway house in Vancouver poses a "risk of significant harm" to the safety of young women.
Cameron Eugene Ratelle, 38, has been convicted of sexual assault against a minor as well as university students living on campuses in Ontario.
The VPD say it was advised Ratelle would be living in a halfway house in Vancouver on May 15.
Since the Correctional Service of Canada has assessed Ratelle as a moderate to high risk for violent and sexual re-offending, VPD says it was prudent to issue a public warning.
Ratelle's is bound by several conditions, including the following:
- Not to go on the property of any educational institute or schools including university campuses.
- Not to be in the presence of anyone under the age of 18 without permission.
- Follow a curfew from 10 p.m. to 8 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 in a community correctional centre or community residential facility.
The VPD asks anyone who sees Ratelle in violation of any of these conditions to call 9-1-1.