NEWS RELEASE #: 17-126
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is advising the public that Joshua Lee Baldwin, DOB 09/26/74, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Baldwin was convicted of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation on a Victim under 15 in 1999 in Gadsden County, Florida. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Baldwin just moved to Sarasota County and reports his address will be 4376 Groveland Avenue in Sarasota. He is not currently under the supervision of the Department of Corrections and because he was convicted prior to 2004, residency restrictions do not apply.
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.