• This dumb ass has been a burden to society for a long time. Sadly he has fathered children. Previously on another case there was extra security at the courthouse because of his outbursts and retaliations. He has been incarcerated for quite some time and I hope he is not elgible for parole. He has beaten women before. He will have pleanty of days in prison and he deserves every minute of it if he can survive through it!

    January 12, 2012 at 2:04 p.m.
  • Sorry for the confusion on the "Thursday day" reference...the article was written by "Leslie Wilber • Originally published August 15, 2008 at 8:19 a.m., updated August 15, 2008 at 8:19 a.m".

    February 5, 2011 at 2:22 p.m.
  • Justice in Victoria:
    The outcome of the plea bargain hearing for the Michael Ratcliff case Thursday morning was anything but satisfying in terms of justice.
    Ratcliff had been charged in late October 2007 with criminal solicitation of a minor, aggravated sexual assault, hindering apprehension or prosecution, improper sexual activity with a person in custody, and official oppression/sexual harassment.
    For Ratcliff’s part in the plea agreement, he admitted he lied to a grand jury when he said he didn’t have sex with the accuser in the case. He also admitted he used “oppression,” or the power of his office, to make advances on the accuser.
    To summarize, Ratcliff admitted to “aggravated perjury,” or lying to a grand jury, to get the plea agreement.
    The plea deal means Ratcliff will receive deferred adjudication over 10 years. If he violates probation, a judge could sentence him to 10 years in prison and levy a maximum fine of $10,000

    February 5, 2011 at 1:45 p.m.
  • Good thing for this cat that he wasn't on trial for being ugly.
    He could have got the needle.

    February 5, 2011 at 8:57 a.m.