for immediate release
February 23, 2004


The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office and Fort Walton Beach Police Department are conducting a community Sexual Predator Notification in accordance with the "Public Safety Information Act of 1997."

Duane Albert Barts has registered with an address of 113 NW London Avenue, Fort Walton Beach. This notification is a change of address.

Barts was released from prison in November, 2003; he previously registered with a different address in Fort Walton Beach.

Barts is a white male, 39 years old (6-30-1964), five feet, six inches tall, 200 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is a registered Sexual Predator with a conviction in 1999 in Okaloosa County of Lewd & Lascivious Acts on a Child under the age of 16. 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 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 230 registered Sexual Offenders in Okaloosa County, of whom 13 have been designated by the courts under the more serious category of "Sexual Predator."


for more information contact Sgt. Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420