Sex Offender Registration

NEWS RELEASE 20-138 - OCTOBER 28, 2020

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is advising the public that Joshua C. Rector, DOB 04/03/95, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Rector was convicted in 2020 for Travelling to Meet a Minor to Commit an Unlawful Sexual Offense and Attempted Lewd or Lascivious Battery on a Victim Under 15 Years Old.  He was sentenced to just under one year in jail followed by five years of probation. Rector was recently released and reports his new address is 7621 Blutter Road in North Port. 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, childcare facility, park or playground.

This information is posted on the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office website, along with agency Facebook and Twitter 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.