News

Actions

Three new sex offenders register in Sarasota County

Barry Whitehead, James O'Bryhim and Joshua Baldwin
Posted at 7:01 AM, Jun 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-01 10:47:26-04

SARASOTA CO., FL (WWSB) - The sheriff's office is advising the public that three sexual offenders have registered in the county.

James Allen O'Bryhim, 54, was convicted of indecent exposure in South Carolina in 1981. Following his release, he was again convicted on two counts of lewd or lascivious assault on a child under 16 in 1996 in Brevard County, and sentenced to nine years in prison.

O'Bryhim just moved to Sarasota County and reports that he is living at the Myakka State Park, RV Section 13208, in Sarasota. He is not currently under the supervision of the Department of Corrections and because he was convicted prior to 2004, residency restrictions do not apply.

---

Joshua Lee Baldwin, 42, has registered as a sexual offender living in Sarasota County.

Baldwin was convicted of lewd or lascivious molestation on a victim under 15 in 1999 in Gadsden County, Florida. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Baldwin just moved to Sarasota County and reports his address will be 4376 Groveland Ave in Sarasota. He is not currently under the supervision of the Department of Corrections and because he was convicted prior to 2004, residency restrictions do not apply.

---

Barry Eugene Whitehead, 53, has registered as a sexual offender living in Sarasota County.

Whitehead was convicted of lewd or lascivious assault on a child under 16 in 1992 in Broward County, and sentenced to five years in prison. In 2005 and again in 2012, Whitehead failed to comply with sex offender registration requirements and was sentenced to more time behind bars.

He has prior convictions for carrying a concealed weapon and multiple counts of possession of Cocaine. Whitehead just moved from Manatee to Sarasota County and reports that his address is 8034 Herbison Avenue in North Port.

He is not currently under the supervision of the Department of Corrections and because he was convicted prior to 2004, residency restrictions do not apply.