Marco Island Florida, Marco Island Sexual Offenders 

Sexual Offenders in your neighborhood?

What is the  Jessica Lunsford Act?  The hopefully proposed bill is named after 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford who was murdered by  sex offender John Evander Covey.  She was killed in her home neighborhood  near Homosassa Springs.  The bill has a next stop at the Senate level, which it is expected to pass without resistance.  

What makes Jessica's murder so heinous is the fact that it was committed by a released sexual offender.  The bills intent is to put more teeth into the existing legislation that tracks sexual predators and sexual offenders.  This bill would provide better tracking of sexual offenders, giving home owners/ residents a means for knowing who lives in their area.  The Lunsford Act would punish the molestation of children under 12 with a mandatory sentence of 25 years to life, followed by probation or community control for the remainder of the person's natural life and subjection to a system of active electronic monitoring.  There are also provisions that would empower law enforcement keep an eye on the daily movements of registered offenders via a Global Positioning System, which is a satellite based system that would give the offenders position within a few feet! 

To make matters worse, Covey was a sexual offender that had moved into a house with his half sister and two cousins.  Further, he failed to notify authorities that he had moved, as required by his parole terms.  The Homosassa Police arrested the family on obstructing justice, the charge however is non existent, and the family members will not be even fined!  One of the current weaknesses in the existing law is the fact that there is not a requirement for anyone to inform the authorities of the movement of sexual offenders.

The family members could not be prosecuted under state law, however, because there is no provision in the law that requires house members to tell police of a sex offender's whereabouts. The new law would make it a crime to withhold such information.  The strength of the new law is that if a known offender moves to Marco, and moves into a home with another person, that person will be required to report with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  What if that person does not know that their new house mate is an offender?  Hmm, loophole? 

One means of searching for sexual offenders is by going online to www.fdle.state.fl.us, you can type in your county, zip code and find out who is listed in your zip code, city and or other factors such as name search, it is a great tool.  The below result is a search of Marco Island, area code 34145.

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Beatty
Mark
Allen
Released 1160 Fourwinds Ave
Marco Island
FL 34145-3913
Source:  Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle
Received:  12-23-1998
Type of Address:  Residence
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Brueggeman
John
Phillip
Released 173 Tahiti Rd
Marco Island
FL 34145-3945
Source:  Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle
Received:  06-26-2003
Type of Address:  Residence
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Logaglio
Gaspere
Supervision 1012 Anglers Cove Bldg D
Apt 306
Marco Island
FL 34145-2385
Source:  Dept. of Corrections
Received:  04-19-2004
Type of Address:  Residence
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Thompson
Bobby
Joe
Released 130 N Collier Blvd Apt G1
Marco Island
FL 34145-3211
Source:  Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle
Received:  12-11-2003
Type of Address:  Residence

It is a proven fact that sexual offenders have the capability of repeating their actions as evidenced by the actions of John Evander Covey.  It is your responsibility to know who and where these offenders live in the event that you have children.  Perhaps some of these offenders have been rehabilitated, but are you willing to take the chance?  I doubt it, so keep educated, keep your eyes open, and don't think that it cant happen to your family!  


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