Page 1

Jessie Weissman, Former Prosecutor A First

Jessie Weissman devoted more than three years of her career to service in the State Attorney Office. A prosecutor in the Sarasota office from 2013 to 2016, Weissman earned the opportunity to prosecute felony cases midway through her tenure, and became involved in what is believed to be a first in the prosecution of crimes against children.

This first, as Jessie Weissman notes, was a case involving a sex offender who had failed to register his email addresses with the state. As a prosecutor, Weissman became aware of communications made between the individual in question and minors on social media platforms, specifically the exchange of explicit messages and images.


During the course of the investigation, Weissman and her team uncovered a large quantity of child pornography on the offender’s computer, which led not only to new charges, but to the eventual conviction and a life sentence for the offender in question.

Jessie weissman, former prosecutor a first  

Jessie Weissman is a respected former Florida prosecutor. Her career began with a position as a file clerk at a firm in New Jersey at sevent...

Jessie weissman, former prosecutor a first  

Jessie Weissman is a respected former Florida prosecutor. Her career began with a position as a file clerk at a firm in New Jersey at sevent...

Advertisement