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Former Scout Leader facing child porn charges

Last Updated Oct 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm EST

Robert Ratcliffe, 54, of Ajax. Toronto Police.

A 54-year-old Ajax man who spent years as a Scout Leader is facing numerous charges after police allege he tried to arrange sexual acts with children online.

In a release, Toronto police said Robert Ratcliffe placed an ad online and engaged in online chats with someone “to make arrangements to commit sexual acts on a child.”

Police further allege that during the chats he sent images of child sex abuse.

Ratcliffe is facing charges of making, possessing, accessing and distributing child pornography. He’s also charged with making an arrangement to commit sexual interference.

Police say Ratcliffe, through volunteer work, had close association with children since 2010.

His LinkedIn page states that he was a Scout Leader for nearly four years between September 2010, and May 2014.