NEWS RELEASE 20-112 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is advising the public that James Billingsley, DOB 06/16/63, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Billingsley was convicted in 1985 in South Carolina of Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and sentenced to three years in prison. In 2016, he failed to meet sexual offender registration requirements, serving an additional 180 days behind bars. Billingsley again failed to meet registration requirements in 2019 and received a suspended sentence with credit for time served. He recently relocated and reports his address is 1709 Racimo Drive in Sarasota. Billingsley is not currently under the supervision of the Florida Department of Corrections, and because the original offense occurred out of state 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.