NEWS RELEASE #: 17-125
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is advising the public that Jacob Jose Velez, DOB 02/24/1993, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Velez was charged with 37 counts of Possession of Obscene Material Depicting Sexual Conduct by a Child in Sarasota County in 2014. He pled no contest to 10 counts and was sentenced to three years in prison and 36 months of probation. Velez was just released and reports his address will be 55 W. Green Street, Apt. A, in Englewood. He is currently under the supervision of the Department of Corrections and is not allowed to live within 1,000 feet of a school, park or playground.
This information is posted on the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office website, agency Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to publicly notify citizens of sexual 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 offenders and predator registrations.