The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public that Edward D. Brandt, DOB 10/10/57, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Information from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) shows Brandt was convicted in 2002 of second degree Sodomy of a 16-year-old male and was sentenced to one-to-three years in prison. His previous arrests include Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Menacing, both in New York.
Brandt has just moved to Florida and registered an address of 657 La Sala Street, North Port. Because he was convicted prior to 2004, Brandt has no residency restrictions.
This information is posted on the Sarasota County /sdheriff's Office web site and the agency Facebook to publicly notify citizens of sex offenders and predators who register a Sarasota County address for the first time, when moving into the county or following release from prison. Citizens should still sign up to recive notifications from FDLE of sex offender and predator registrations and address changes at their web site: https://www.floridaoffenderalert.com.