The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public that James Manual Lehan, DOB 6/7/82, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Lehan was convicted of committing a Sex Offense against a Child for fondling a victim between the age of 12 and 15 and sentenced in 2003 to six months in jail and five years’ probation. After being found in contempt of court and violating probation a number of times, in addition to arrests for other crimes including burglary and drugs, he was sentenced to two years in Florida State Prison and has just been released.
Lehan will be living at 3480 West Price Boulevard, North Port.
This information is also being posted on the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office web site and the agency’s Facebook page as part of a new initiative to more publicly notify citizens of sex offenders and predators who register a Sarasota County address for the first time. We still recommend that citizens sign up for sex offender alerts from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to receive regular notifications of routine registrations and address changes: https://floridaoffenderalert.com/.