Sex Offender Registration
NEWS RELEASE 19-002
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public that James Earl Baxter, DOB 10/25/65, has registered as a sexual offender living in Sarasota.
Baxter was convicted in 2007 in Kentucky of Sexual Assault on a 10 Year Old Child and sentenced to three years in prison. Baxter recently relocated and reports he will live in the area of 8th Street and East Avenue 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. Baxter is not currently under the supervision of the Department of Corrections and residency restrictions do not apply.
This information is posted on the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office website, mobile app, 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 offenders and predator registrations.