SLO Sex offender rips off bracelet, but caught

March 19, 2015
Avril Leroy King

Avril Leroy King

A San Luis Obispo sex offender ripped off his ankle bracelet on Wednesday, but did not evade parole agents for long.

Avril Leroy King, 40, served a six-year prison sentence for a violent sexual assault he committed in San Luis Obispo, according to the city police department. Following the crime in 2008, the Mustang Daily reported that King, then 33, was suspected of raping an 18-year-old woman in the San Luis Obispo creek.

The article states that, around 8 p.m. on a Thursday, the woman appeared outside the police department saying she had been sexually assaulted. She was wet and partially clothed at the time.

San Luis Obispo police say King was most recently released from prison on March 9. After his initial release in 2014, King cut off his ankle bracelet and subsequently served a six-month prison sentence.

Since his release earlier this month, King had been living at Sunny Acres on Los Osos Valley Road, according to police. He left for unknown reasons.

Around 5:50 a.m. on Wednesday, state parole agents notified the police department that King cut off his ankle bracelet within the previous hour and was believed to be in the San Luis Obispo area. Parole agents found the bracelet near the San Luis Obispo mission and located King hours later.Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 6.23.42 PM

They took him into custody without incident.

A press release that police circulated prior to King’s capture notes that the convicted sex offender has an assortment of tattoos. They include a skull on his lower abdomen, a “tribal band” on his left wrist, a leaf on the web of his left hand, a tiger on the left side of his chest, and a “Face with Derby” on his left shoulder.


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20 Comments

  1. Rambunctious says:

    Predictable…Governor Browns catch and release program on parade…to strap an ankle bracelet to a violent repeat sex offender and turn him loose is pure insanity.

    (2) 10 Total Votes - 6 up - 4 down
  2. indigo1955 says:

    They have reported this at least 3 times this week. Just another sick perv….but they seem to like writing about it. How about we all get just a little notch up the food chain and read something that challenges the neurons?

    (-2) 6 Total Votes - 2 up - 4 down
  3. surferforlife says:

    Love all the death penalty advocates here! You all may like living in Texas better, based on the IQ level here.

    (-2) 12 Total Votes - 5 up - 7 down
    • Myself says:

      So you have no kids,or if you do then it would be alright for this 2 or 3 time offender to come
      see them.

      (5) 7 Total Votes - 6 up - 1 down
    • justbeware says:

      i respect Texans and the way they choose not to put up with losers like this that prey on young victims.
      Let him come live with you.

      (3) 11 Total Votes - 7 up - 4 down
    • Rambunctious says:

      Surferforlife: Insults never make up for a good ol fashioned argument. Next time dude! maybe like…you know man… think about an issue dude and make a righteous point. Cowabunga!

      (3) 5 Total Votes - 4 up - 1 down
    • SanSimeonSam says:

      I am 5th generation Californian you pompous ass. Where were you born. And oh by the way you should work on your punctuation before you worry about my educational status.

      (-2) 2 Total Votes - 0 up - 2 down

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