CONVICTED CHILD MOLESTER RICHARD AUSLEY LIKELY WON’T MOVE TO ROANOKE, OFFICIAL SAYS
In the unlikely event that Richard Ausley gets out of prison anytime soon, it's even more unlikely he will come to Roanoke. Ausley is a sex offender whose crimes, which include keeping one of his victims buried in a wooden box for more than a week near his Hampton Roads home 30 years ago, made him the poster boy for a proposal to keep dangerous molesters in custody beyond their parole dates. Ausley, who reportedly befriended a Roanoke couple impressed with his prison artwork, has expressed an interest in moving to the area after his estimated release date of April 21. Authorities hope to keep him in custody under the new law. But even if they fail, he is no longer expected to move from a prison in Southside Virginia to a home in Roanoke. Two post-release plans submitted by Ausley in recent months have been rejected.