for immediate release
January 24, 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."

Chad Christopher Richard has registered with a new address of 27 9th Street, Shalimar. This notification is a change of address.

Richard was released from prison in June, 2002; This is his fourth registered address in south Okaloosa County. His most recent prior address was a different locaton in Shalimar, earlier this month.

Richard is a white male, 29 years old (6-3-1973), five feet, seven inches tall, 141 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is a registered Sexual Predator with a 1997 conviction in Brevard County of Sexual Battery. The victim was an adult female.

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 210 registered Sexual Offenders in Okaloosa County, of whom nine 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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