for immediate release
July 12, 2002


The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and the Fort Walton Beach Police Department are conducting a community Sexual Predator Notification in accordance with the "Public Safety Information Act of 1997." Joseph Russell Albright has registered a new home address of 8 Elm Avenue, SE, Fort Walton Beach. This address is in the downtown Fort Walton Beach area. Albright had resided at a different address in Fort Walton Beach since his release from prison last December; this notification is for a change of address.

Albright is a white male, 22 years old (9-11-1979), six feet tall, 215 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is a registered Sexual Predator with a conviction in Walton County of Lewd & Lascivious Assault on a Child Less than 16 Years Old. Albright was sentenced on October 11, 1999, to three years in prison. The victim was a six year old girl.

More information about registered sexual predators and sexual offenders, including photographs, can be found on the Florida Department of Law Enforcement web site at A link to that site is available through the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office web site at The state's Sexual Offender/Predator Unit can also be reached toll-free at 1-888-357-7332. The FDLE currently lists 197 registered Sexual Offenders in Okaloosa County, of whom eight have been designated by the courts under the more serious category of "Sexual Predator."


for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420