NEWS RELEASE 19-151 - AUGUST 27, 2019
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is advising the public that James McFadden, DOB 02/06/45, has registered as a Sexual Predator living in Sarasota County.
McFadden was convicted in 1983 in Sarasota County of Lewd or Lascivious Indecent Assault and sentenced to five years in prison. He was convicted again in 1987 in California of Sexual Battery and Molestation of Children, sentenced to three years in prison followed by 36 months of probation. In 1998, McFadden was arrested in Nevada for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. He was also convicted in 2002 in Manatee County of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of a Victim Under 12 Years Old, serving an additional 13 years behind bars. McFadden recently relocated and reports he will live in the area of 6300 Lockwood Ridge Road 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. McFadden 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. Mandatory neighborhood notifications are being made.
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 offender and predator registrations.