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Sexually Violent Predator Deemed Eligible For Parole To Live As Transient In Ventura County

A sexually violent predator who’s been the focus of a legal battle over where he should be released is going to be living as a transient in Ventura County. Ross Wollschlager was convicted of multiple rapes in Ventura in the 1980’s.

After his release from prison, he sexually assaulted a child, and served an additional 13 years in prison. After that, he was sent to a state mental health facility, after he was deemed a sexually violent predator with mental health issue.  Last year, the 56 year old man was deemed eligible for supervised release.

Efforts were made to place him in a remote area of the Mojave Desert, but residents there successfully fought the move. A judge ruled this month that even though no one wants him in their community, he has to be released.

Wollschlager will be living as a transient in the unincorporated area north of Ventura. He will be monitored, and wearing a GPS tracking system.