NEWS RELEASE #: 17-011 - JANUARY 13, 2017
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is advising the public that Ellen Schmaling, DOB 02/24/74, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Schmaling was convicted of three counts of Lewd or Lascivious Sexual Battery on a Victim Under 15 and three counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in 2011 in Sarasota County. She was sentenced to eight years in prison and three years of sex offender probation. Schmaling was just released from prison and reports her address will be 221 Glenwood Avenue in Osprey. She is currently under the supervision of the Department of Corrections and is not allowed to live within 1,000 feet of a school, childcare facility, 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 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 FDLE of sex offenders and predator registrations.