The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public that Juan A. Melendez, DOB 10/31/71, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Melendez was convicted of First Degree Aggravated Sexual Assault on a Minor in 1995 in New Jersey. He has recently moved to Sarasota County and reports his address will be 500 North Jefferson Avenue, Apartment E-5 in Sarasota. He is not currently under the supervision of the Florida Department of Corrections and because Melendez was convicted out of state 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 sex offenders and predators who register a Sarasota County address for the first time, when moving into the county, or following a release from prison. Citizens should still sign up to receive notifications from the FDLE of sex offenders and predator registrations.