Sex Offender Registration
NEWS RELEASE 20-095 - AUGUST 07, 2020
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is advising the public that Cornelius Thomas, DOB 02/14/89, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Thomas was convicted in 2015 in Sarasota County of Aggravated Stalking and sentenced to five years of probation. In 2018, he was convicted in Manatee County of Stalking After Injunction and sentenced to 11 months, 29 days in jail. Thomas was convicted again in 2019 in Manatee County of Sending Harmful Information to a Minor, receiving a sentence of 11 months, 29 days in jail followed by three years of probation. He was recently released and reports his address is 355 North Tuttle Avenue, Unit 101, in the city of Sarasota. Thomas is currently under the supervision of the Florida Department of Corrections, however due to the criteria of his convictions, 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.