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Florida sex offender arrested in Holly Springs

Posted April 4, 2010

— Holly Springs police arrested a registered sex offender who had been sought by Florida law enforcement.

Louis Ray Ault, 53, was charged with being a fugitive from justice, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ault was being held in the Wake County jail Sunday under a $55,000 bond. His first court appearance was set for Monday.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement had listed Ault an absconder. He most recently registered for a temporary address in Wake County in January but hadn't contacted authorities since, according to online Florida records.

Ault had to register as a sex offender for a 1991 conviction for attempted sexual battery a minor less than 12 years old, Florida records show. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison but released in 2003.

He also served half of a 12-year sentence for a 1981 sexual-battery conviction.


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  • DowntownGirl Apr 5, 2010

    Bert Lahr?

  • sap0953 Apr 5, 2010

    Why can't 30 years be 30 years

  • DRinNC Apr 5, 2010

    All you have to do is look at this guy to see he is TROUBLE. Just another disaster waiting to happen to another victim. Wish he was still incarcerated.

  • Keyboard Toughy Apr 5, 2010

    "why is he out of jail if he is suppose to be there for 30 years?" - raggy831

    The average "State" time is every day you serve you get credit for three days. Federal time on average is serve one day, get credit for one day.

  • TestForFun Apr 5, 2010

    So does the marijuana possession make three strikes? This guy needs to be away from the public for good!

  • RainierBeer Apr 5, 2010

    lovely. glad he chose NC to hide out, we need all the good press we can get.

  • raggy831 Apr 5, 2010

    why is he out of jail if he is suppose to be there for 30 years? send him back to Fla. and let them take care of him, save NC tax payers some money.

  • davidbh61255 Apr 5, 2010

    Voluntary Castration, perhaps??