for immediate release
March 16, 2001

SEXUAL  PREDATOR  NOTIFICATION

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is conducting a Sexual Offender public notification. Fred Ward, Jr. has been released from prison and is currently on Probation. His registered address is 117 Windham Avenue SE, Fort Walton Beach.

Ward is a black male, 54 years old (6-29-46), 5'10", 154 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was convicted of Sexual Battery on a Child in Palm Beach County in 1994. The victim in the incident was a minor girl.

More information about Sexual Predators and Sexual Offenders, including photographs and addresses, may be accessed via the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office web site at www.sheriff-okaloosa.org or directly through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at www.fdle.state.fl.us . The telephone number of the FDLE Sex Offender/Predator Unit is 1-888-357-7332.

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for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420

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