NEWS RELEASE 19-070 - APRIL 25, 2019
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public that Nelson Figuero Morales, Jr., DOB 06/06/85, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Morales was convicted in 2009 in Sarasota County on one count of Lewd or Lascivious Battery on a Victim 12 to 15 Years Old. He was sentenced to ten years in prison followed by five years of probation. Morales violated his probation in 2014 and was convicted of Battery on an Officer, Firefighter, or EMT in 2015. He served an additional four years behind bars and was just released. Morales reports he will live in the area of Washington Boulevard and University Parkway 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. Morales is not currently under the supervision of the Florida 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 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.