NEWS RELEASE 19-085 - MAY 24, 2019
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public that Mark McDonald, DOB 09/01/69, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
McDonald was convicted in 1993 in Sarasota County on one count of Sexual Battery on a Child Under 12 Years Old and one count of Aggravated Child Abuse. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the Sexual Battery with an additional 15 years to be served concurrently for the Aggravated Child Abuse. McDonald was released on parole in 2006 and given 16 years of probation. In 2014, he violated his parole and served an additional five years behind bars. McDonald was just released from prison and reports he will be staying at 400 Commercial Court in Venice. He is currently under the supervision of the Florida Department of Corrections and is not allowed to live within 1,000 feet of a school, daycare facility, park or playground for the duration of his probation.
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.