for immediate release
July 3, 2002

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 a home address of 29 Miller Street, Fort Walton Beach. This address is in the Ocean City Area. Richard is a white male, 29 years old (6-3-1973), five feet seven inches tall, 152 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is a registered Sexual Predator with a conviction in Brevard County of Sexual Battery. Richard was sentenced on June 27, 1997, to five years in prison. The victim was a female adult.

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 198 registered Sexual Offenders in Okaloosa County, of whom eight 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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