for immediate release
March 16, 2001


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 or directly through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at . The telephone number of the FDLE Sex Offender/Predator Unit is 1-888-357-7332.


for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420