NEWS RELEASE 20-093 - AUGUST 07, 2020
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is advising the public that Norman Shepherd, DOB 10/17/61, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Shepherd was convicted in 1996 in Manatee County on three counts of Lewd or Lascivious Act with a Child under 16 Years Old. He was sentenced to eight years and ten months in prison followed by five years of probation. Shepherd violated his probation in 2006. He recently relocated and reports his address is 3014 47th Street in Sarasota. Shepherd is not currently under the supervision of the Florida Department of Corrections, and because the original offense took place prior to 2004, residency restrictions do not apply.
This information is posted on the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office website along with the agency Facebook and Twitter 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 offender and predator registrations.