NEWS RELEASE #: 17-128
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is advising the public that Barry Eugene Whitehead, DOB 06/28/63, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Whitehead was convicted of Lewd or Lascivious Assault on a Child Under 16 in 1992 in Broward County, and sentenced to five years in prison. In 2005 and again in 2012, Whitehead failed to comply with sex offender registration requirements and was sentenced to more time behind bars. He has prior convictions for Carrying a Concealed Weapon and multiple counts of Possession of Cocaine. Whitehead just moved from Manatee to Sarasota County and reports that his address is 8034 Herbison Avenue in North Port. 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.