NEWS RELEASE 20-055 - APRIL 07, 2020
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public that Fernando Altuna, DOB 01/01/85, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Altuna was convicted in 2006 in Lee County of Lewd or Lascivious Battery and Violation of Probation. He was sentenced to seven years and six months in prison followed by seven years and six months of probation. After his release in 2011, Altuna violated his probation in 2012, 2013 and 2015, receiving jail time. In 2016 he violated his probation a fourth time and was sentenced to an additional 112 months in prison. Last month, Altuna was convicted in Sarasota County of failing to comply with sex offender registration requirements and received 12 months of community control. He recently relocated and reports he is staying at 1710 S. Tamiami Trail in Venice. Altuna is currently under the supervision of the Florida Department of Corrections, and he 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 and Twitter 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.