Robert Ratcliffe, 54, charged in
child sexual abuse material investigation,
Man's photograph released
Broadcast time: 12:22
Monday, October 23, 2017
Case #: 2017-1891624
On Thursday, October 19, 2017, members of Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes Child Exploitation executed a search warrant in the Westney Road and Ravenscroft Road area of Ajax.
It is alleged that:
- a man placed an ad online looking to facilitate sexual acts with persons
- he chatted online with someone in order to make arrangements to commit sexual acts on a child
- during these chats, he sent images of child sexual abuse material
Robert Ratcliffe, 54, of Ajax, was arrested and charged with:
1) Possession of Child Pornography
2) Access Child Pornography
3) Make Available Child Pornography
4) Distribute Child Pornography
5) Make Child Pornography
6) Make an Arrangement to Commit Sexual Interference
Police believe that, through volunteer work, he has had close association with children since 2010.
He was scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, on Friday, October 20, 2017, 10 a.m., room 412.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-8500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
Reporting can also be made at Canada’s national tipline for reporting the online sexual exploitation of children at CyberTip.ca.
This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
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Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Steve Mailer, Sex Crimes Child Exploitation Section