for immediate release
June 5, 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." Craig Alan Swinarski has registered a home address of 311 Woodland Avenue, Mary Esther. This address is in extreme southwest Okaloosa County near the Santa Rosa County line. Swinarski is a white male, 31 years old (8-23-1970), five feet ten inches tall, 187 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He is a registered Sexual Predator with an Okaloosa County conviction of Attempted Sexual Battery on a Child less than 12 Years of Age. Swinarski was sentenced on May 30, 1996, to ten years in prison. The victim was a 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 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 196 registered Sexual Offenders in Okaloosa County, of whom seven 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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