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Holmes Beach sex offender disappears

A convicted sex offender who had lived in the 600 block of Dundee Lane on Key Royale, Holmes Beach, for more than five years has apparently moved from his residence, but has failed to inform Florida law enforcement of his new address.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement website said the man, convicted in Pennsylvania in 1999 of lewd and lascivious behavior with a minor, has “absconded” from his Holmes Beach residence and his whereabouts are unknown.

He had resideded at the Dundee Lane address since August 2006, the website said.

By law, any person convicted of a sexual offense must report his or her residency address to local and state law enforcement immediately upon moving to a new location.

Failure to report a new residence is a crime punishable by up to three years in prison, the FDLE website reported.

With the man’s departure, only one convicted sex offender lives in Holmes Beach — in the 6400 block of Flotilla Drive.

In 2006, five convicted sex offenders lived on Anna Maria Island and three lived in Cortez.

Only one convicted sex offender was reported living in Cortez by the FDLE in the most recent search of the website.

The man, who resides in the 4200 block of 129th Street, was convicted in 1993 in Manatee County of sexual battery by an adult on a child under the age of 12 and of lewd and lascivious behavior with a minor under the age of 16.

Information on sex offenders listed with the FDLE can be found at www.fdle.state.fl.us. A link is provided at The Islander website, www.islander.org, under community links.

One Response to Holmes Beach sex offender disappears

  1. Keith VanHook says:

    Names of these CONVICTED offenders should have been posted.
    With the quality of life in the AMI area, we should be informed as to where the types are.

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