Craig Ratcliff

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Facebook ‘must ban paedophile Craig Ratcliff’s profile’ says victim rights activist

  • From: The Advertiser
  • July 05, 2010 12:00AM
  • Paedophile may use Facebook to contact kids
  • Facebook should ban his profile – activist

A VICTIMS’ rights advocate will petition Facebook to remove the profile of a convicted Adelaide paedophile who is using the site to communicate with young people.

Craig Ratcliff was convicted in 1991 of seven counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old boy.

In 2008, he was given a suspended sentence for telling “scandalous lies” about a serving MP, claiming in a series of TV interviews that the politician had been involved in homosexual activities in the south parklands.

Michael O’Connell, South Australia’s Commissioner for Victims’ Rights, said it was “inappropriate” for a convicted sex offender to use a social networking site.

“As commissioner, I’m unhappy that convicted sex offenders are allowed to use a community page to seek friendships with people of all ages,” he said.

“In becoming aware of this I will, in consultation with police, write to Facebook to ask that the page be removed.

“I’ve done it before when someone set up a mock website under the name of Bevan Spencer Von Einem. I wrote to them and they removed that page.”

Many of Ratcliff’s 69 Facebook friends are young people – although none appear to be children.

He has been using his profile to play a Harry Potter game and post photographs of himself with his family. In one, he wears an Eminem jumper and is making obscene finger gestures at the camera. He also used the page to lament the death of killer Carl Williams.

“Oh well, life goes on even after Carl Williams died in prison yesterday aged only 39 years old, my condolences to his father and daughter, he may have made mistakes in life, but every one has a right to live, at least now he is in peace,” he wrote in April.

A police spokeswoman said yesterday there was no law preventing a convicted sex offender from using a social networking site – unless it was used to procure a child.

Federal Minister for Home Affairs, Brendan O’Connor, said the Government was committed to preventing child abuse both online and in the real world.


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  1. Ha ha thats funny he was done for carnal knowledge dumb ass, go back to smoking your pot Robbo by the way he succeeded in a law suit against clowns like you, you must be next dumb ass

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