The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public that Charles Leo Becker, DOB 1/9/64, has just registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Becker has a long, violent criminal history that began in the 1980s and includes charges of Sexual Assault, Lewd or Lascivious Conduct with a Child, Exposure of Sexual Organs and Aggravated Battery in at least three different counties. He was most recently sent to prison in 2010 for violating sex offender probation and was released today. Becker registered as a transient living near US 301 and 10th Street in Sarasota (which is legal under Florida law.)
This information is also being posted on the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office web site and the agency’s Facebook page as part of an 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/.