The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public that James Edward Montano, DOB 10/10/68, has registered as a sexual offender living in Sarasota.
Montano was charged in 2006 in the city of Sarasota with Lewd or Lascivious Molestation on a 10 Year Old Child and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. He was just released on October 15, and reports he will live in the area of 4th Street and Kumquat Court in Sarasota. The registration of a “location” and not a physical address is allowable by Florida law for homeless or transient persons, but a transient offender or predator must register their address with the sheriff’s office every 30 days. Montano is not currently under the supervision of the Department of Corrections however, 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, Twitter, and Instagram 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 offenders and predator registrations.