Nature of Incident: Relocation of Sexually Violent Predator
Report Number: 19-189417
Location: Somis, CA
Date & Time: December 15th, 2021
Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Police Department, Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age
(P) Ross Wollschlager Ventura County 58
A Ventura County Sexually Violent Predator, who is currently transient, is to be relocated to the unincorporated community of Somis, CA, on a date to be determined in early 2022.
In February 1983, Ross Wollschlager was arrested in the city of Ventura for multiple sexual assaults. He was subsequently convicted of two felony counts of Rape. He was sentenced to 8 years’ incarceration in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). He served his sentence and was subsequently released.
During several incidents in 1989, Wollschlager entered inhabited dwellings without permission. On one of these occasions, he sexually assaulted a child under the age of 14. In 1990, he was convicted of one felony count of Forced Lewd Acts with a Child under the age of 14, and 2 felony counts of Burglary. He was sentenced to 13 1/2 years’ incarceration in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).
During Wollschlager’s crimes, he typically entered the residences of his victims late at night or in the early morning hours when the residents were asleep. Additionally, he would prowl at night and watch occupants through their windows.
Sexually Violent Predator
In 1997, Wollschlager was classified as a Sexually Violent Predator. According to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 6600; “‘Sexually Violent Predator’ means a person who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense. And who has a diagnosed mental disorder that makes the person a danger to the health and safety of others. In that it is likely that he or she will engage in sexually violent criminal behavior.”
On 3/17/2020, the Ventura County Superior Court ordered Wollschlager to be released from confinement. This came after the California State Hospital deemed him to no longer present a threat to society. On 3/18/2020, Wollschlager arrived in Ventura County. He registered as a transient in the unincorporated area of Ojai and has resided in a recreational vehicle ever since.
The aim of the Sexually Violent Predator program is to confine and treat offenders until they no longer present a threat to society. The California Department of State Hospitals has identified Liberty Healthcare as the agency to oversee the Sexually Violent Predator conditional release program. Since his release, Liberty Healthcare, with assistance of the Sheriff’s Office, has searched for a suitable permanent housing location for Wollschlager. A potential residence has been located in the 5000 block of La Cumbre Road in the unincorporated area of Camarillo, CA.
Wollschlager is supervised by Liberty Healthcare staff. Both Liberty Healthcare and the Sheriff’s Office will conduct regular compliance checks at his residence and monitor his whereabouts via a global positioning satellite device. Since his current release, Wollschlager has not committed any criminal or technical violations.
Wollschlager has no criminal cases pending against him. Regardless, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office feels compelled to notify the community of his relocation for the purposes of ensuring public safety. This public notification is being made pursuant to PC 290.45. Anyone with questions or concerns is encouraged to contact Sergeant Thomas Miller of the Camarillo Police Department at 805-388-5175. Residents of Ventura County can visit the Megan’s Law website (www.meganslaw.ca.gov) to familiarize themselves with the sex registrants in their community.
Prepared by: Sergeant Hector Macias #3633
News Release Date: December 15th, 2021
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Thomas Miller (805) 388-5175 [email protected]
Approved by: Captain Alan Hartkop
Booking Photo Release: YES
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