The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported June 27 a convicted sex offender has moved to Cortez.
According to the FDLE website on convicted sex offenders, the man’s residence is in the 12000 block of 45th Avenue West.
The website stated the 44-year-old man was convicted in Manatee County in September 1989 of lewd and lascivious behavior with a child under 16.
The man has since been released from his probation, but by law is required to report his residence to the FDLE within one week of moving to a new location.
FDLE reports there are three convicted sex offenders living in Cortez, two in Holmes Beach and one in Bradenton Beach. No convicted sex offenders live in Anna Maria, according to the site.