Sex Offender Registration
NEWS RELEASE 19-060 - APRIL 9, 2019
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public that Michael Moats, DOB 05/23/83, has registered as a Sexual Offender living in Sarasota County.
Moats was convicted in 2012 in Sarasota County on two counts of Possession of a Photo Showing Sexual Performance by a Child. He was sentenced to five years in prison followed by seven years of probation. In 2016, Moats violated his probation and served an additional two years behind bars. He was just released and reports his address is 5786 Lavender Avenue in North Port. Moats 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.
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.