Pursuant to Florida Statute 775.21 the Public Safety Information Act of 1997, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is making formal community notification of a sexual predator registered as residing in Lee County, as well as whether the victim was a minor or adult at the time of offense. We are hopeful that local media will assist in this process by broadcasting or printing the name, description, and photograph of the court designated predator.
Charles Durden has moved to 1314 Old Bridge Road, North Fort Myers, FL 33917. His previous address was 16910 Carmen Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Name/Description: Charles Durden (DOB 6-14-50)
White male; 5 ft. 9 in. tall; 195 lbs.; brown hair; brown eyes.
New Address: 1314 Old Bridge Road, North Fort Myers, FL 33917. Durden was convicted of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of a child under the age of 16. The victim was a minor.
Photographs and additional information on sexual offenders and predators can be retrieved on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) website at http://www.fdle.state.fl.us.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office distributes this information to area schools, state registered daycare centers and Lee County Parks and Recreation facilities located within a one mile radius of the predator’s residence. Additionally, the Sheriff's Office has joined a partnership with FDLE by offering a link to a new feature. FDLE developed a notification service at the direction of the Florida Legislature as part of the state's compliance with the federal Adam Walsh Act. Citizens may select an unlimited number of addresses and/or offenders to track...and can update their selections at any time.
The alert system will send e-mail notifications within 24 to 48 hours of an address change to the state's registry. The Lee County Sheriff's Office encourages people to sign up for this free service by:
1. Visiting the Lee County Sheriff's Office website at http://www.sheriffleefl.org
2. Click on Crime Activity
3. Click on "Sex Offender E-Mail Alerts"
4. Follow the instructions to register your request
Media inquiries are directed to the Public Information Officer at (239) 477-1340.