Folks in Sarasota County can now sign up for e-mail updates, which will alert them if a sexual offender or sexual predator moves into the neighborhood. The sheriff’s office unveiled the service this afternoon. Currently, there are 300 registered sex offenders and predators in Sarasota County. Lieutenant Chuck LeSaltato is spokesperson for the Sheriff.
“We’re trying to be proactive in this sexual offender/predator situation. We know there’s a lot out there—living in our community. We want citizens to know who’s living around their area… if they have children. This way the kids know what the person looks like, because there will also be pictures.”
To receive the e-mail alerts—or simply check for the location of offenders in Sarasota County—log onto the Sheriff’s website…Sarasotasheriff-dot-org. The service is free to the county for one year… it’ll cost 7-thousand dollars a year after that.
Thursday, 04 August 2005 01:00