NEWS RELEASE 19-146 - AUGUST 20, 2019
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public that David Ward, DOB 04/09/65, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Ward was convicted in 2014 in Sarasota County on two counts of Traveling to Meet a Minor to Commit Unlawful Sexual Offenses. He was sentenced to 36 months in prison followed by four years of probation. Ward violated his probation in January 2019 and was sentenced to an additional 48 months behind bars with credit for time served. He was just released and reports his address is 6350 Jordan Street in North Port. Ward is not currently under the supervision of the Florida Department of Corrections, and based on the criteria of his conviction, residency restrictions do not apply.
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.