The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is advising the public that Donald Belt, DOB 03/13/1940, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Belt was charged in 2002 with three counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation: Victim 12-15 Years of Age, Offender 18 Years of Age or Older, and convicted in 2005. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison and was just released. Belt reports his address will be 1575 Poinciana Road in Venice. He is not currently under the supervision of the Florida Department of Corrections and because the offense was prior to 2004, 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 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 the FDLE of sex offender and predator registrations.