NEWS RELEASE #: 16-121
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is advising the public that Jason Lessard, DOB 02/11/80, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Lessard was convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct on a Victim Under 15 in 2002 in Michigan and sentenced to three years in prison. His history includes Breaking and Entering and Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Lessard just moved to Sarasota County and reports his new address is 5386 Globe Terrace in North Port. Lessard is currently under the supervision of the Florida Department of Corrections, however according to state law, residency restrictions do not apply to out-of-state offenders convicted prior to May 26, 2010.
This information is posted on the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office web site, agency Facebook page and Twitter account 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 receive notifications from FDLE of sex offender and predator registrations.