for immediate release
August 20, 2003

SEXUAL  PREDATOR  NOTIFICATION

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is conducting a community Sexual Predator Notification in accordance with the "Public Safety Information Act of 1997."

Timothy Richard Nelson has registered with a home address of 4758 Connor Drive, Crestview.

Nelson is currently on Probation after a 1995 conviction in Clark County, Nevada, on Sexual Assault. The victim was a minor female.

Nelson is a white male, 45 years old (6-12-1958), six feet, two inches tall, 196 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

More information about registered sexual predators and sexual offenders, including photographs, can be found on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement web site at www.fdle.state.fl.us. A link to that site is available through the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office web site at www.sheriff-okaloosa.org. The state's Sexual Offender/Predator Unit can also be reached toll-free at 1-888-357-7332. The FDLE currently lists 217 registered Sexual Offenders in Okaloosa County, of whom 14 have been designated by the courts under the more serious category of "Sexual Predator."

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for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420

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